hazardous waste

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hazardous waste

n.
Waste material, such as nuclear waste or an industrial byproduct, that is potentially damaging to the environment and harmful to humans and other organisms.
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hazardous waste

Occupational health Any unwanted waste product that poses a hazard or potential hazard to human health, which may be generated by a manufacturing process–eg, radioactive gas cylinders, chemicals, pesticides, acids, and liquid or by a health care facility, including regulated biohazardous waste. See Regulated waste, Toxic dump.
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haz·ar·dous waste

(hazărd-ŭs wāst)
Debris, trash, or byproducts from dental procedures that pose a risk.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012