You'll waste time pinpointing where communication went south.
Nigeria, once synonymous with corruption and waste, is now one of the most sought-after destinations for investors.
Others like Fay say that even funding needle-exchange programs is a waste of resources.
But now many, including some of the committees own members, are wondering if it's been a waste anyway.
And if you did the same thing with waste product from homes, factories, and offices it could make a massive difference.
But with you, mon ami, I know very well that I waste my time.
They waste the time one should spend in making them come true.
The latter method is a waste of time and is dependent on wind and weather.
I disdain to spoil my eyes or waste my time by newspaper-reading.
After your tearing up that deed, I'm not the man to waste my energy.
c.1200, "devastate, ravage, ruin," from Anglo-French and Old North French waster "to spoil, ruin" (Old French guaster), altered (by influence of Frankish *wostjan) from Latin vastare "lay waste," from vastus "empty, desolate, waste" (see vain).
The word also existed in Old English as westan. Meaning "to lose strength or health; pine; weaken" is attested from c.1300; the sense of "squander, spend or consume uselessly" is first recorded mid-14c.; meaning "to kill" is from 1964. Wasted "intoxicated" is slang from 1950s. The adjective is recorded from late 13c.
c.1200, "desolate regions," from Old French wast, from Latin vastum, neuter of vastus "waste" (see waste (v.)).
Replaced Old English westen, woesten "a desert, wilderness," from the Latin word. Meaning "useless expenditure" is recorded from c.1300; sense of "refuse matter" is attested from c.1400. Waste basket first recorded 1850. Waste-paper first recorded 1580s.
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.
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.