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.

Nearby words

  1. waste one's breath,
  2. waste pipe,
  3. waste product,
  4. waste well,
  5. wastebasket,
  6. wasteful,
  7. wastefully,
  8. wasteland,
  9. wastelot,
  10. wastepaper

Origin of wasted

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at waste, -ed2

Related formswast·ed·ness, nounun·wast·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for unwasted



not exploited or taken advantage ofa wasted opportunity
useless or unprofitablewasted effort
physically enfeebled and emaciateda thin wasted figure
slang showing signs of habitual drug abuse
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