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1. waste [ v ] spend thoughtlessly; throw away
Examples: "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends" "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"

Used in print:

(The Providence Journal...)

Putting_on local musicians at_this_place in the program serves a triple purpose : it saves the top flight jazz men from being wasted in_this unenviable spot , when the audience is cold , restless , and in flux ; it prevents late-comers from missing some of the people they have come a long way to hear , and it gives the resident musicians a chance to perform before the famous Newport audience .

(The New York Times...)

Although a skillful politician and a courageous and honest man , Mr._Nixon , Mr._White believes , ignored his own top-level planners , wasted time and effort in the wrong regions , missed opportunities through indecision and damaged his chances on television .

(Lilian Pompian, "Tooth-Straightening Today"...)

What do parents need_to know about those `` years of the braces '' in_order not to waste a child 's time and their money ?

(James D. Horan, The Shadow Catcher....)

`` For Christ 's sake , do n't waste your powder on one of ' em '' !

(Todhunter Ballard, The Night Riders....)

It seemed to Barton that the green eyes mocked him , the thin-lipped smile held insolence , but he had no time to waste now .

Synonyms waste squander blow Related Terms conserve use burn squander prodigal wastrel

2. waste [ v ] use inefficiently or inappropriately
Examples: "waste heat" "waste a joke on an unappreciative audience"

Used in print:

(Raymond J. Corsini et al., Roleplaying in Business...)

From the point_of_view of the applicants , less time was wasted in being evaluated - and they got a meal out of it as_well_as some insights into their performances .

(Gene Caesar, Rifle for Rent....)

When Fred_Powell 's brother-in-law , Charlie_Keane , moved_into the dead man 's home , the anonymous letter_writer took no chances on Charlie taking_up where Fred had left_off and wasted no time on a first notice :

(Edwin Booth, Outlaw Town....)

Jess wasted a_few seconds trying to yank them loose .

(T. C. McClary, "The Flooded Desert," Argosy,...)

His long nose wiggled at the smells of frizzling bacon and heating java , but the fire was low , and he wanted to waste no time .

(Jesse Hill Ford, Mountains of Gilead....)

The two little bangs meant that he was getting impatient to have a crowd of customers waited on and that if he had to he would jerk open the door and drag out , by the opposite door_handle which she would be clutching , whichever-the-hell clerk it was who thought she could waste so_much store time on the pot .

Synonyms waste Related Terms use thriftlessness

3. waste [ n ] any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
Examples: "they collect the waste once a week" "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"

Used in print:

(Ross E. McKinney and Howard Edde, "Aerated...)

O'Connor and Eckenfelder discussed the use of aerated lagoons for treating organic wastes .

The pilot lagoon was designed to handle the wastes from 314 persons with a 4 - day aeration period .

Synonyms waste waste_material waste_product waste_matter Related Terms material effluent sewage impurity exhaust garbage rubbish toxic_waste pollutant crud body_waste

4. waste [ n ] useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
Examples: : "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste" "mindless dissipation of natural resources"

Used in print:


The Lenin tomb is obviously adequate for double occupancy , Moscow is a crowded city , and the creed of communism deplores waste .

(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)

There 's a_lot of waste going_on here .

Synonyms waste dissipation wastefulness Related Terms activity waste_of_time waste_of_material boondoggle waste_of_money extravagance waste_of_effort squandering consume shoot

5. waste [ n ] the trait of wasting resources
Examples: "a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste" "the wastefulness of missed opportunities"

Used in print:

(The Department of State: A Fresh Look at the...)

The selection of the wrong tools can mean waste , at_best , and at_worst an unwanted inflammation of the problem itself .

Synonyms waste wastefulness thriftlessness Related Terms improvidence

6. waste [ a ] located in a dismal or remote area; desolate
Examples: "a desert island" "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads" "a wild stretch of land" "waste places"

Synonyms godforsaken wild waste desert Related Terms inhospitable

7. waste [ v ] lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
Examples: "After her husband died, she just pined away"

Synonyms languish waste pine_away Related Terms weaken languisher

8. waste [ v ] cause to grow thin or weak
Examples: "The treatment emaciated him"

Synonyms emaciate macerate waste Related Terms enfeeble cachexia wastage emaciate

9. waste [ v ] spend extravagantly
Examples: "waste not, want not"

Synonyms consume ware waste squander Related Terms spend lavish shoot overspend luxuriate splurge squandering

10. waste [ n ] an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
Examples: "the barrens of central Africa" "the trackless wastes of the desert"

Synonyms wasteland waste barren Related Terms wilderness heath

11. waste [ v ] run off as waste
Examples: : "The water wastes back into the ocean"

Synonyms run_off waste Related Terms run overflow

12. waste [ v ] get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
Examples: "The mafia liquidated the informer" "the double agent was neutralized"

Synonyms knock_off liquidate do_in neutralise neutralize waste Related Terms kill elimination

13. waste [ v ] get rid of
Examples: "We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"

Synonyms waste Related Terms discard

14. waste [ v ] devastate or ravage
Examples: "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"

Synonyms devastate waste desolate ravage scourge lay_waste_to Related Terms destroy ruin destruction devastation bane ravaging bleakness devastation destroyer

15. waste [ v ] waste away
Examples: "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"

Synonyms rot waste Related Terms deteriorate necrose wastage

16. waste [ a ] disposed of as useless
Examples: "waste paper"

Synonyms scrap discarded junked waste cast-off Related Terms useless

17. waste [ n ] (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect

Synonyms permissive_waste waste Related Terms act law

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