|1.||[ adjective ] not used to good advantage|
"squandered money cannot be replaced" "a wasted effort"
|2.||[ adjective ] serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being|
|Synonyms:||pointless superfluous otiose|
"otiose lines in a play" "advice is wasted words"
|3.||[ adjective ] made uninhabitable|
|Synonyms:||desolate desolated devastated ravaged ruined blasted|
"upon this blasted heath"- Shakespeare "a wasted landscape"
|4.||[ adjective ] very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold|
|Synonyms:||gaunt bony emaciated haggard cadaverous pinched skeletal|
"emaciated bony hands" "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys" "eyes were haggard and cavernous" "small pinched faces" kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"
|5.||[ adjective ] (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use|
"partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm"