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[wey-stid] /ˈweɪ stɪd/
waste (defs 26–28).
done to no avail; useless:
wasted efforts.
physically or psychologically exhausted; debilitated:
to be wasted by a long illness.
Slang. overcome by the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Archaic. (of time) gone by.
Origin of wasted
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English; see waste, -ed2
Related forms
wastedness, noun
unwasted, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • What miracles can be wrought by an open mind and a keen sense of the cumulative power of the unwasted minute!

    The Deluge David Graham Phillips
  • And every effort which they put into it is unwasted and has a telling effect in the result.

    Haiti J. Dryden Kuser
  • They naturally come for help to the provident one, whose fields are unwasted and whose granaries are full.

  • The freshness of feeling which keeps the heart young was unwasted to the end.

    From the Easy Chair, series 2 George William Curtis
  • No display of military genius could have extorted from Lee his sword so long as his resources were unwasted.

    A Military Genius Sarah Ellen Blackwell
  • They naturally come for help to the provident one, whose fields are unwasted, and whose granaries are full.

  • There was the positive and unwasted substance—and there too was the seeming spirit.

    George Cruikshank's Omnibus George Cruikshank
  • Happy season of youth, which can find nothing more reverend than its possibilities, more glorious than its unwasted powers!

    From the Oak to the Olive Julia Ward Howe
  • Even the preoccupied girl looked on in fascination at a rapidity of unwasted movement suggesting a conjuring feat.

    The Flying Mercury Eleanor M. Ingram
  • The two youths went to the table and ate slices of the unwasted loaf and drank draughts from the inexhaustible bottle.

British Dictionary definitions for unwasted


not exploited or taken advantage of: a wasted opportunity
useless or unprofitable: wasted effort
physically enfeebled and emaciated: a thin wasted figure
(slang) showing signs of habitual drug abuse
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for unwasted



  1. Penniless; broke (1950s+ Cool talk)
  2. Intoxicated by narcotics or alcohol; strung out: Everybody was getting kind of high on acid, wasted, in fact (1950s+ Narcotics & cool talk)
  3. Exhausted; pooped (mid-1950s+)
  4. recked; ruined; destroyed: Like, I'm wasted. I can't lose no more (late 1950s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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