Waste Meaning and Definition


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Waste meaning

Word: Waste

How to pronounce: weɪst

Verb

Definitions:

1. Use or expend carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose.

Example sentences: "We can't afford to waste electricity"

2. (of a person or a part of the body) become progressively weaker and more emaciated.

Example sentences: "She was visibly wasting away"

3. Devastate or ruin (a place)

Example sentences: "He seized their cattle and wasted their country"

4. (of time) pass away; be spent.

Adjective

Definitions:

1. (of a material, substance, or byproduct) eliminated or discarded as no longer useful or required after the completion of a process.

Example sentences: "Ensure that waste materials are disposed of responsibly"

2. (of an area of land, typically in a city or town) not used, cultivated, or built on.

Example sentences: "A patch of waste ground"

Noun

Definitions:

1. An act or instance of using or expending something carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose.

Example sentences: "It's a waste of time trying to argue with him"

2. Material that is not wanted; the unusable remains or byproducts of something.

Example sentences: "Bodily waste"

3. A large area of barren, typically uninhabited land.

Example sentences: "The icy wastes of the Antarctic"

4. Damage to an estate caused by an act or by neglect, especially by a life-tenant.


Synonyms:

waste product

garbage

debris

litter

riffraff

wastepaper

trash

dust

offal

rubbish

dross

slop

chaff

dung

dirt

squander

lavish

misspend

dissipate

desert

wild

spend

consume

run off

go

sewage

effluent

sewer

sink

squandering

extravagance

wastefulness

prodigality

dissipation

expenditure

unnecessary

unproductive

junk

scrap

devastate

decimate

ravage

heath

barren

lose

destroy

ruin

annihilate

ordure

waste matter

effluvia

excrement

scat

feces

desolate

refuse

languish

wilt

decay

attrition

desolation

fritter

pine away

emaciate


Antonyms:

save

nonwaste


Derivations:

waster

wastage

wastefulness

wasteland

wasted

wasting

wasteful


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Waste in Other Languages...

Spanish: Desecho

German: Abfall

French: Déchet

Italian: Rifiuto

Turkish: Atık


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