|—vb (when intr, |
|1.||(tr) to use, consume, or expend thoughtlessly, carelessly, or to no avail|
|2.||(tr) to fail to take advantage of: to waste an opportunity|
|3.||to lose or cause to lose bodily strength, health, etc|
|4.||to exhaust or become exhausted|
|5.||(tr) to ravage|
|6.||informal (tr) to murder or kill: I want that guy wasted by tomorrow|
|7.||the act of wasting or state of being wasted|
|8.||a failure to take advantage of something|
|9.||anything unused or not used to full advantage|
|10.||anything or anyone rejected as useless, worthless, or in excess of what is required|
|11.||garbage, rubbish, or trash|
|12.||a land or region that is devastated or ruined|
|13.||a land or region that is wild or uncultivated|
|a. the useless products of metabolism|
|b. indigestible food residue|
|15.||disintegrated rock material resulting from erosion|
|16.||law reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect, esp by a life-tenant|
|17.||rejected as useless, unwanted, or worthless|
|18.||produced in excess of what is required|
|19.||not cultivated, inhabited, or productive: waste land|
|20.||a. of or denoting the useless products of metabolism|
|b. of or denoting indigestible food residue|
|21.||destroyed, devastated, or ruined|
|22.||designed to contain or convey waste products|
|23.||lay waste to devastate or destroy|
|[C13: from Anglo-French waster, from Latin vastāre to lay waste, from vastus empty]|
v. wast·ed, wast·ing, wastes
To gradually lose energy, strength, or bodily substance, as from disease. n.
The undigested residue of food eliminated from the body; excrement.
waste [%PREMIUM_LINK%] (wāst) Pronunciation Key |
Noun An unusable or unwanted substance or material, such as a waste product. See also hazardous waste, landfill.
Verb To lose or cause to lose energy, strength, weight, or vigor, as by the progressive effects of a disease such as metastatic cancer.