Origin of wastage
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Related Wordsmisuse, diffusion, wastage, squander, dilapidation, misapplication, extravagance, havoc, prodigality, devastation, lavishness, decay, ruin, ravage, exhaustion, loss, desolation, expenditure, dissipation, wastefulness
Examples from the Web for wastage
All the wastage of meat, such as the frozen chips, belonged to the dog that found it.White Fang
It may be only a further development of the sin of woman, the wastage of her womanhood.
I do not know; but even this is better than the wastage of the mother-force in life.
There was no wastage and the pipes connecting the tanks were in good condition.The Treasure Trail
Marah Ellis Ryan
The wastage from the three mentioned was not uniform, but it was constant.
- anything lost by wear or waste
- the process of wasting
- reduction in size of a workforce by retirement, voluntary resignation, etc (esp in the phrase natural wastage)
Waste and wastage are to some extent interchangeable, but many people think that wastage should not be used to refer to loss resulting from human carelessness, inefficiency, etc: a waste (not a wastage) of time/money/effort etc
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Word Origin and History for wastage
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