What is the opposite of waste?

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Noun
Opposite of unwanted or unusable material, substances, or by-products
“Clean air is a valuable natural resource that needs to be protected.”
Noun
Opposite of an act or instance of using or expending something carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose
“As our work amply demonstrates, energy efficiency and microgeneration can be successfully incorporated into old and new buildings alike.”
Noun
Opposite of a large area of barren, typically uninhabited land
“Depending on its location, residential development can cater to a broader market than a commercial property.”
Noun
Opposite of the gradual destruction or diminution of something
“You may need to clean the pipe twice if there is a heavy buildup of dirt, grease or grime.”
Noun
(figurative) Opposite of refuse or waste material
Noun
Opposite of the gradual destruction or diminution of something
Noun
Opposite of rubbish or waste, especially domestic refuse
Noun
Opposite of a waterless, desolate area of land with little or no vegetation, typically one covered with sand
“The land selected was, according to old British maps, once a shola montane forest with grassland draining into a large wetland.”
Noun
Opposite of rubbish left lying in an open or public place
Noun
Opposite of people or things that have been rejected or discarded as worthless
Noun
Opposite of things that have been left as worthless
Noun
Opposite of widespread destruction
Noun
Opposite of the state of being dilapidated, reduced to decay, partially ruined
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being vacuous
Noun
Opposite of aloneness
Verb
Opposite of to use or expend carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose
“Their self-possession allowed them to conserve air and wait for the rescue operation.”
Verb
(of a person or a part of the body) Opposite of to become progressively weaker and more emaciated
“If you stick with it, you'll be amazed at how you will grow and thrive over time.”
Verb
Opposite of to physically debilitate or weaken
“Weight training has proven to be the quickest way to develop muscle strength, endurance, and power.”
Verb
Opposite of to kill or severely injure (someone)
“She thanked him over and over again for putting himself in danger to save her.”
Verb
Opposite of to completely destroy or devastate
“The southern shipbuilders needed time to construct warships and ordnance.”
Verb
Opposite of to cause to become physically weaker
Verb
Opposite of to kill off or put an end to someone or something
“The Vikings were in good spirits, becoming well disposed to Bagnold, and decided to spare him instead of killing him.”
Verb
Opposite of to deteriorate or go into decline, especially physically
“The results of your blood tests show that your health is starting to improve.”
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Opposite of to weaken or lose strength, or to cause this
Verb
Opposite of to murder or assassinate someone
“So if they resurrect any more dead characters remember where you heard it first.”
Verb
Opposite of to treat with violent disrespect, especially something considered sacred
Verb
(of time or an opportunity) Opposite of to fail to take advantage of
“Be sure to take this opportunity that only comes around once in a lifetime.”
Verb
Opposite of to cease to have or retain something
“Over the course of several years, Stacey would accumulate a lot of money through some very prudent investments.”
Verb
Opposite of to remove completely, leaving no trace
“The discovery of bronze enabled people to create metal objects which were harder and more durable than previously possible.”
Adjective
(of a material, substance, or by-product) Opposite of rejected as being useless, unwanted, or worthless
“Adequate calcium intake is an indispensable component of a healthy diet.”
Adjective
(of an area of land) Opposite of unsuitable for, or inconducive to, growing crops or vegetation
“The farmers need more fertile land to grow food and fodder for their livestock.”
Adjective
Opposite of abandoned, or left unused or unoccupied
Adjective
Opposite of unsuitable for, or inconducive to, growing crops or vegetation
“These fertile fields have produced a rich harvest, which made survival in the winter much less daunting.”
Adjective
Opposite of having no use, value, purpose or reason
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