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    waste - Dictionary definition and meaning for word waste

    Definition
    (noun) any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
    Example Sentence
    • they collect the waste once a week
    • much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers
    Definition
    (noun) useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    Synonyms : dissipation , wastefulness
    Example Sentence
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    • mindless dissipation of natural resources
    Definition
    (noun) the trait of wasting resources
    Example Sentence
    • a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste
    • the wastefulness of missed opportunities
    Definition
    (noun) an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
    Synonyms : barren , wasteland
    Example Sentence
    • the barrens of central Africa
    • the trackless wastes of the desert
    Definition
    (noun) (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
    Synonyms : permissive waste
    Definition
    (verb) spend thoughtlessly; throw away
    Synonyms : blow , squander
    Example Sentence
    • He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends
    • You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree
    Definition
    (verb) use inefficiently or inappropriately
    Example Sentence
    • waste heat
    • waste a joke on an unappreciative audience
    Definition
    (verb) get rid of
    Example Sentence
    • We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer
    Definition
    (verb) run off as waste
    Synonyms : run off
    Example Sentence
    • The water wastes back into the ocean
    Definition
    (verb) get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
    Example Sentence
    • The mafia liquidated the informer
    • the double agent was neutralized
    Definition
    (verb) spend extravagantly
    Synonyms : consume , squander , ware
    Example Sentence
    • waste not, want not
    Definition
    (verb) lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
    Synonyms : languish , pine away
    Example Sentence
    • After her husband died, she just pined away
    Definition
    (verb) cause to grow thin or weak
    Synonyms : emaciate , macerate
    Example Sentence
    • The treatment emaciated him
    Definition
    (verb) cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
    Example Sentence
    • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion
    Definition
    (verb) become physically weaker
    Synonyms : rot
    Example Sentence
    • Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world
    Definition
    (adj) located in a dismal or remote area; desolate
    Synonyms : godforsaken , wild
    Example Sentence
    • a desert island
    • a godforsaken wilderness crossroads
    • a wild stretch of land
    • waste places
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