phonetic symbol: / wéɪst / 

waste - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ useless or profitless activity
■ using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
・if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
dissipation , wastefulness

[ noun ]
■ (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
permissive waste

[ noun ]
■ the trait of wasting resources
・a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste
・the wastefulness of missed opportunities
thriftlessness , wastefulness

[ noun ]
■ an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
・the trackless wastes of the desert
barren , wasteland

[ noun ]
■ any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
・they collect the waste once a week
・much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers
waste material , waste matter , waste product

[ verb ]
■ become physically weaker

[ verb ]
■ cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
・The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion
desolate , devastate , lay waste to , ravage , scourge

[ verb ]
■ cause to grow thin or weak
emaciate , macerate

[ verb ]
■ lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
languish , pine away

[ verb ]
■ spend extravagantly
・waste not, want not
consume , squander , ware

[ verb ]
■ use inefficiently or inappropriately
・waste heat
・waste a joke on an unappreciative audience

[ verb ]
■ get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
do in , knock off , liquidate , neutralise , neutralize

[ verb ]
■ run off as waste
・The water wastes back into the ocean
run off

[ verb ]
■ get rid of
・We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer

[ verb ]
■ spend thoughtlessly
■ throw away
・He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends
blow , squander

[ adjective satellite ]
■ located in a dismal or remote area
■ desolate
・waste places
godforsaken , wild

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