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    dross - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dross

    (noun) worthless or dangerous material that should be removed
    Synonyms : impurity
    Example Sentence
    • there were impurities in the water
    (noun) the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals
    Synonyms : scoria , slag
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dross

close to gross....worthless

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adding things together gives us gross. but those things that are left out and kept unadded are dross

Read d+Rose- Waste matter nourishes to help the Rose bloom.

Dr(title)+BOSS...giving doctor title to your boss is worthless and rubbish.....

sounds like grass waste no use of grass

To "floss" in between teeth is to get rid of worthless matter/impurities.

gross becomes dross i.e. totally worthless material.

 Dress ---> necessary thing. Dross --> unnecessary thing

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