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English definition of “refuse”

refuse

noun [U] (GARBAGE)   /ˈref·jus/
worthless or unwanted objects or materials ; garbage : We separate refuse from recyclables.
(Definition of refuse noun (GARBAGE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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