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 us   /ˈlɪt̬·ər/

litter noun (WASTE)

[U] pieces of ​paper and other ​smallobjects that have been ​thrown out and are ​left on the ​ground in ​publicplaces

litter noun (YOUNG ANIMALS)

[C] a ​group of ​animalsborn at the same ​time and having the same ​mother

litterverb [T]

 us   /ˈlɪt̬·ər/

litter verb [T] (THROW WASTE)

to ​throwpieces of ​paper and other ​smallobjects on the ​ground in ​publicplaces: The ​park was littered with ​bottles and ​sodacans after the ​concert.
(Definition of litter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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uk   /ˈlɪt.ər/  us   /ˈlɪt̬.ɚ/

litter noun (RUBBISH)

B2 [U] smallpieces of ​rubbish that have been ​leftlying on the ​ground in ​publicplaces: About two ​percent of fast-food ​packagingends up as litter.

litter noun (BABY ANIMALS)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a ​group of ​animals that are ​born at the same ​time and have the same ​mother: a litter of ​kittens

litter noun (BED)

[U] driedgrass or ​plantstems used by ​animals as a ​bed

litter noun (ANIMAL TOILET)

[U] a ​substance that is put in a ​container to be used as a ​toilet by ​pets: cat/​pet litter


uk   /ˈlɪt.ər/  us   /ˈlɪt̬.ɚ/
[T] to ​spreadacross an ​area or ​placeuntidily: The ​park was littered withbottles and ​cans after the ​concert. Dirty ​clothes littered the ​floor of her ​ littered with sth A ​place, ​document, or other ​object that is littered with something has or ​contains a lot of that thing: The ​newspaper has a ​reputation for being littered with ​spellingmistakes. [I] to ​droprubbish on the ​ground in a ​publicplace: People who litter often have no ​pride in the ​area.
(Definition of litter from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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