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- present participle
the offspring at one birth of a multiparous mammal
rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places)
conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers
bedding material, bedding, litter (verb)
material used to provide a bed for animals
"Cigar butts littered the ground"
make a place messy by strewing garbage around
give birth to a litter of animals
A platform mounted on two shafts, or a more elaborate construction, designed to be carried by two (or more) people to transport one (in luxury models sometimes more) third person(s) or (occasionally in the elaborate version) a cargo, such as a religious idol.
The offspring of a mammal born in one birth.
Material used as bedding for animals.
Collectively, items discarded on the ground.
Absorbent material used in an animal's litter tray
Layer of fallen leaves and similar organic matter in a forest floor.
To drop or throw trash without properly disposing of it (as discarding in public areas rather than trash receptacles).
To give birth to, used of animals.
To be supplied with litter as bedding; to sleep or make one's bed in litter.
To produce a litter of young.
Litter consists of waste products that have been disposed improperly, without consent, in an inappropriate location. Litter can also be used as a verb. To litter means to throw objects onto the ground and leave them as opposed to disposing of them properly. Larger hazardous items such as tires, appliances, electronics and large industrial containers are often dumped in isolated locations, such as National Forests and other public land. It is a human impact on the environment and is a serious environmental issue in many countries. Litter can exist in the environment for long periods of time before degrading and be transported large distances into the world's oceans. Litter can affect quality of life. Cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world, with 4.5 trillion discarded annually. Cigarette butts can take up to five years to completely break down. Statistics in 2003 showed metal/aluminum drink cans as the least littered item.