1. Any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted (synset 114880414)
    "they collect the waste once a week"; "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"
  2. Useless or profitless activity;
    Using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly (synset 100743943)
    "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"; "mindless dissipation of natural resources"
  3. The trait of wasting resources (synset 104902159)
    "a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"; "the wastefulness of missed opportunities"
  4. An uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation (synset 108521615)
    "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert"
  5. (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect (synset 101254711)
  1. Located in a dismal or remote area;
    Desolate (synset 301245976)
    "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places"
  1. Spend thoughtlessly;
    Throw away (synset 202273196)
    "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
  2. Use inefficiently or inappropriately (synset 201163403)
    "waste heat"; "waste a joke on an unappreciative audience"
  3. Get rid of (synset 202228261)
    "We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"
  4. Run off as waste (synset 202071817)
    "The water wastes back into the ocean"
  5. Get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing (synset 201329983)
    "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"
  6. Spend extravagantly (synset 201160479)
    "waste not, want not"
  7. Lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief (synset 200390663)
    "After her husband died, she just pined away"
  8. Cause to grow thin or weak (synset 200390077)
    "The treatment emaciated him"
  9. Cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly (synset 200389306)
    "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
  10. Become physically weaker (synset 200093529)
    "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"

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