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waste

 [wāst]
1. gradual loss, decay, or diminution of bulk.
2. material that is unfit for further use within the organism.
3. to gradually deteriorate.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

waste

(wāst)
v.
To gradually lose energy, strength, or bodily substance, as from disease.
n.
The undigested residue of food eliminated from the body; excrement.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

waste

Environment adjective Relating to materials that are discarded or disposed of–eg, waste water noun Materials that are discarded or disposed–eg, biohazardous, hazardous, and regulated waste Medicine verb To become emaciated, to lose body mass, as occurs in terminal stages of progressive disease–eg, AIDS or cancer
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Similarly, an incinerator at the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital had a capacity to dispose of 50kg medical waste per house and total 253kg medical waste was being disposed of in this hospital, he added.
With regards to dumping waste in open spaces, "a fine of OMR1,000 will be imposed on anyone who litters in fenced, open spaces or in the wadis".
This waste was collected through Tadweer operational service contracts that provide waste collection and transportation services in the UAE capital, and does not include the industrial and commercial waste that is separately collected by environmental service providers licensed by Tadweer.
A total of 1,147,844 tonnes of waste were collected after an average of 6,376.90 tonnes of waste was generated per day in the emirate.
He said the company has employed 200,000 people, deployed over 1,000 waste collection materials, and has well trained staff to deal with waste management in the country.
About 20pc of all hospital waste is extremely hazardous and needs to be properly disposed of.