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litter

noun  us   /ˈlɪt̬·ər/

litter noun (WASTE)

[U] pieces of paper and other small objects that have been thrown out and are left on the ground in public places

litter noun (YOUNG ANIMALS)

[C] a group of animals born at the same time and having the same mother

litter

verb [T]  us   /ˈlɪt̬·ər/

litter verb [T] (THROW WASTE)

to throw pieces of paper and other small objects on the ground in public places: The park was littered with bottles and soda cans after the concert.
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