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Adjective
Causing a waste, particularly a wasting disease which causes pronounced loss of body mass
“A wasting disease.”
Adjective
Decreasing
Adjective
In poor health
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Noun
The process of atrophying or state of having atrophied
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The process of organic decay or rotting
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Ducks and drakes
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The state of being decrepit
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The action of using up a resource
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Death and destruction
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An act of consuming agricultural resources (crops, livestock), especially as plunder
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The act of making very lean
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The act, process or result of causing significant damage to something
Verb
Expending or consuming by employing
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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) Present participle 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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Present participle 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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Present participle 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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Present participle for to completely destroy or devastate
“It was a case of one party attempting to waste the other.”
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