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wastepaper

[weyst-pey-per] /ˈweɪstˌpeɪ pər/
noun
1.
paper thrown away as useless.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; waste + paper
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Examples from the web for wastepaper
  • The destination of both categories is immediately the wastepaper basket.
  • The contents of the wastepaper-basket are kept and in any case, are sure to be examined.
  • Those which arrive after the deadline are considered late, and go straight into the wastepaper basket, and are then destroyed.
  • The researchers examined how well gypsum, alum and ground-up wastepaper kept phosphorus from leaching from farmland.
British Dictionary definitions for wastepaper

wastepaper

/ˈweɪstˌpeɪpə/
noun
1.
paper discarded after use
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