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waste

 
Adjective waste has 2 senses
  1. cast-off, discarded, junked, scrap, waste - disposed of as useless; "waste paper"
    Antonyms: useful, utile (indirect, via useless)
  2. desert, godforsaken, waste, wild - located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places"
    Antonym: hospitable (indirect, via inhospitable)
Noun waste has 5 senses
  1. waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product - any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted; "they collect the waste once a week"; "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"
    --1 is a kind of material, stuff
    --1 has particulars:
     impurity, dross; exhaust, exhaust fumes, fumes; body waste, excretion, excreta, excrement, excretory product; filth, crud, skank; sewage, sewerage; effluent, wastewater, sewer water; garbage, refuse, food waste, scraps; pollutant; rubbish, trash, scrap; toxic waste, toxic industrial waste
    Derived forms: verb waste3, verb waste4
  2. waste, wastefulness, dissipation - useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly; "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"; "mindless dissipation of natural resources"
    --2 is a kind of activity
    --2 has particulars:
     boondoggle; waste of effort, waste of energy; waste of material; waste of money; waste of time; extravagance, prodigality, lavishness, highlife, high life; squandering
    Derived forms: verb waste1, verb waste2, verb waste6
  3. thriftlessness, waste, wastefulness - the trait of wasting resources; "a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"; "the wastefulness of missed opportunities"
    --3 is a kind of improvidence, shortsightedness
    Derived forms: verb waste1, verb waste2
  4. barren, waste, wasteland - an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation; "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert"
    --4 is a kind of wilderness, wild
    --4 has particulars: heath, heathland
  5. waste, permissive waste - (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
    --5 is a kind of act, human action, human activity
Verb waste has 10 senses
  1. waste, blow, squander - spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
    --1 is one way to use, expend
    Antonyms: conserve, husband, economize, economise
    Derived forms: noun waste3, noun waste2, noun waster1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. waste - use inefficiently or inappropriately; "waste heat"; "waste a joke on an unappreciative audience"
    --2 is one way to
    use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ
    Derived forms: noun waste3, noun waste2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. waste - get rid of; "We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"
    --3 is one way to
    discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put away
    Derived form: noun waste1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. waste, run off - run off as waste; "The water wastes back into the ocean"
    --4 is one way to run, flow, feed, course
    Derived form: noun waste1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  5. neutralize, neutralise, liquidate, waste, knock off, do in - get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"
    --5 is one way to kill
    Sample sentence:
    They want to waste the prisoners
  6. consume, squander, waste, ware - spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
    --6 is one way to spend, expend, drop
    Derived forms: noun waste2, noun waster1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    => Somebody ----s
  7. pine away, waste, languish - lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; "After her husband died, she just pined away"
    --7 is one way to weaken
    Derived form: noun wastage1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  8. waste, emaciate, macerate - cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"
    --8 is one way to enfeeble, debilitate, drain
    Derived forms: noun wastage1, noun wasting1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
  9. lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge - devastate or ravage; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
    --9 is one way to destroy, ruin
    Derived form: noun waster2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  10. waste, rot - waste away; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
    --10 is one way to devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate
    Derived form: noun wastage1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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