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Adjective
Thin or haggard, especially from hunger or disease
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“The second is the silent tears in the eyes of the parents as they watch their limp and wasted children.”
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Physically weak or lacking in strength
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“She'd been looking wasted from all the drugs, but now she'd put on weight, plus she was wearing neat clothes, jeans, and a cute blouse, and her hair was shiny.”
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Extremely tired or fatigued
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“Being completely wasted after a workout isn't necessarily a good indicator of the quality of the workout.”
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Heavily under the influence of drugs
“He was going to go hit the club, in his white shorts and matching shirt, and get wasted on ecstasy.”
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Heavily under the influence of alcohol
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“We'll take a cab home, because I'll be wasted after a few drinks.”
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Having been missed, lost or unused, especially of an opportunity
“It was another opportunity wasted, for unions would never be as united again for another twenty years.”
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Used or expended carelessly
“How can one not regret wasted time, missed opportunities, failure, as well as happiness of a kind that one can never know again?”
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Used or expended to no productive purpose
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“Setting direction and communicating corporate objectives quickly throughout the organization is crucial to avoid any wasted use of resources.”
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Not fully utilized to a meaningful degree
“It is totally impossible that you can make any progress in this learning whilst your time and talents are wasted in the fatiguing and uncertain pursuit of literature.”
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Abandoned or left to languish
“Local farmers often lamented that it was a great pity the land was not properly farmed and instead lay wasted.”
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Organically decayed or broken down
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Dead or deceased, or apparently so
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Having been ruined, broken or damaged, especially beyond repair
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Drug abuser
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(of time or an opportunity) To have failed to take advantage of
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To have ceased to retain something
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“We cannot afford to waste any more money on frivolous items.”
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(of a person or a part of the body) Past tense for to become progressively weaker and more emaciated
“My leg muscles would waste away before my eyes during the months when I was bedridden.”
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Past tense for to physically debilitate or weaken
“Ultimately, I wouldn't be able to breathe, for the disease would waste away my diaphragm muscles.”
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Past tense for to kill or severely injure (someone)
“I didn't want him dead, as he was too good at what he did for me to waste him like that.”
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Past tense for to completely destroy or devastate
“It was a case of one party attempting to waste the other.”
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