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Waste matter; dross.

[Latin recrēmentum : re-, re- + cernere, crē-, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]

rec′re·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.


1. (Physiology) physiol any substance, such as bile, that is secreted from a part of the body and later reabsorbed instead of being excreted
2. waste matter; refuse; dross
[C16: via Old French from Latin recrēmentum slag, filth, from re- + cernere to sift]
ˌrecreˈmental adj


 superfluous waste, 1599; refuse; dross of metallic substances, 1611. See also colluvies.
Examples: recrement of ancient traditions, 1882; of iron, 1678.
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Possibilities of using crushed rock and sand as recrement slag of different production for preparation of asphalt concrete and cement mixtures to be used for road-base was studied, as well as the use of slag materials for construction of lower category roads.
Having analysed the data presented in Table 3, we may come to a conclusion, that physical and mechanical properties (strength, crushability and water absorption) of crushed material produced from recrement slag are higher, than the ones of granite, and they meet the requirements of the Ukrainian Standard DSTU B V.2.774-98, which means that this material can be used for arrangement of pavement layers and for road-base manufacturing.