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1. matter

noun. ['ˈmætɝ'] a vaguely specified concern.

Synonyms

  • concern
  • least
  • thing

Antonyms

  • diversified
  • hollow
  • hollowness
  • linear

Etymology

  • mater (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • materie (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Waste Matter

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  • schlatter
  • scatter
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  • shatter
  • satter
  • sater
  • patter
  • natter
  • mater
  • latter
  • hatter
  • fatter
  • chatter

2. matter

noun. ['ˈmætɝ'] some situation or event that is thought about.

Synonyms

  • content
  • subject
  • blind spot
  • res judicata
  • res adjudicata
  • area
  • mental object
  • issue
  • remit
  • topic

Antonyms

  • clear
  • frivolous
  • awkward
  • unchangeable

Etymology

  • mater (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • materie (Anglo-Norman)

3. matter

verb. ['ˈmætɝ'] have weight; have import, carry weight.

Synonyms

  • be
  • count
  • press

Antonyms

  • unfasten
  • dislodge
  • nonpayment
  • withdraw

Etymology

  • mater (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • materie (Anglo-Norman)

4. matter

noun. ['ˈmætɝ'] that which has mass and occupies space.

Synonyms

  • goop
  • solute
  • ooze
  • gunk
  • guck
  • goo
  • slime
  • residue
  • emanation
  • dark matter
  • antimatter
  • muck
  • system
  • gook
  • solid
  • ylem
  • fluid
  • substance
  • vegetable matter
  • sediment
  • sludge
  • physical entity
  • deposit

Antonyms

  • spoils system
  • merit system
  • soft
  • gaseous

Etymology

  • mater (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • materie (Anglo-Norman)

5. matter

noun. ['ˈmætɝ'] (used with negation) having consequence.

Synonyms

  • import
  • consequence

Antonyms

  • liquid
  • unwholesome
  • heterogeneous

Etymology

  • mater (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • materie (Anglo-Norman)

6. matter

noun. ['ˈmætɝ'] a problem.

Synonyms

  • trouble

Antonyms

  • unrespectable
  • bad

Etymology

  • mater (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • materie (Anglo-Norman)

7. waste

verb. ['ˈweɪst'] spend thoughtlessly; throw away.

Synonyms

  • use
  • squander
  • blow
  • expend

Antonyms

  • inaction
  • passive
  • active
  • idle

Etymology

  • waste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wasten (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. waste

verb. ['ˈweɪst'] use inefficiently or inappropriately.

Synonyms

  • utilize
  • employ
  • utilise
  • apply

Antonyms

  • win
  • stay
  • chaste
  • motivated

Etymology

  • waste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wasten (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. waste

noun. ['ˈweɪst'] any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted.

Synonyms

  • exhaust fumes
  • scraps
  • scrap
  • refuse
  • excretion
  • dross
  • skank
  • waste product
  • material
  • body waste
  • excretory product
  • crud
  • excreta
  • sewer water
  • slop
  • wastewater
  • excrement
  • impurity
  • rubbish
  • food waste
  • sewerage
  • garbage
  • pollutant
  • fumes
  • toxic waste
  • toxic industrial waste
  • exhaust
  • sewage
  • effluent
  • waste material
  • waste matter
  • trash
  • filth

Antonyms

  • unworldly
  • mental
  • starve
  • purity

Etymology

  • waste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wasten (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. waste

noun. ['ˈweɪst'] useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly.

Synonyms

  • highlife
  • waste of energy
  • extravagance
  • wastefulness
  • activity
  • high life
  • squandering
  • boondoggle
  • waste of material
  • dissipation
  • prodigality
  • waste of effort
  • waste of money
  • lavishness

Antonyms

  • unstuff
  • pull
  • empty
  • obey

Etymology

  • waste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wasten (Middle English (1100-1500))

Example sentences of the word waste-matter


1. Noun Phrase
Their waste matter not only helps to fertilize the trees, but its slow decomposition rate might even help to slow down the high recycling rates of some trees and provide long-term nutrients for these trees.

2. Noun Phrase
When a blockage occurs in a sewer line, it's often formed by compacted waste matter, although tree roots, poor venting and issues with the septic system can also be responsible.

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