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Noun
(the wild) An uncultivated and uninhabited area or region
Noun
Plural for unwanted or unusable material, substances, or by-products
“The two warehouses will be used to store low-level radioactive waste generated by the two plants.”
Noun
Plural for an act or instance of using or expending something carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose
“Inefficient operation of the machinery has resulted in a significant waste of electricity.”
Noun
Plural for a large area of barren, typically uninhabited land
“The Vikings settled in Greenland during the medieval warm period when it was indeed a green land rather than an icy waste.”
Noun
Plural for human or animal solid waste excreted from the bowels
“The council requires dog owners to properly dispose of their pet's waste.”
Noun
Plural for the gradual destruction or diminution of something
“The slow waste of the once broad beach has been caused by the relentless tide over a number of years.”
Verb
To use or expend carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose
“We cannot afford to waste any more money on frivolous items.”
Verb
(of a person or a part of the body) 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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To physically debilitate or weaken
“Ultimately, I wouldn't be able to breathe, for the disease would waste away my diaphragm muscles.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
To completely destroy or devastate
“It was a case of one party attempting to waste the other.”
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