verb (used with object), wast·ed, wast·ing.
verb (used without object), wast·ed, wast·ing.
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Origin of waste
OTHER WORDS FROM wastewast·a·ble, adjectivewasteless, adjectiveoutwaste, verb (used with object), out·wast·ed, out·wast·ing.un·wast·a·ble, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wastewaist, waste
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How to use waste in a sentence
A lot of time and energy is wasted among analysts in debating how exactly to characterize skewed maps that result from residential segregation.
Not surprisingly, the vast waste deposits produced during the Great Acceleration figure prominently in the search for a suitable stratigraphic section to place the GSSP that will mark the start of the Anthropocene.
Some of the ones my other friend got were round, which wastes space.How (and Why) to Execute the Perfect Canoe Portage|Alex Hutchinson|September 9, 2020|Outside Online
“If you don’t find out what the answer is, you’re kind of wasting your time,” he says.
You do not have to waste your time on the same project again and use it on another channel or place to reach your target audience quickly and easily.How businesses can use YouTube to tackle the COVID-19 business crisis|Catherrine Garcia|September 7, 2020|Search Engine Watch
When twelve people are killed by violence, whoever they are, for whatever reason, that is a tragedy and a waste.
First, though, he has to be shocked into recognizing the barren waste of his spiritual life – by spirits.
He said he watched waste haulers back up to the pit and unleash torrents of watery muck.
Kocurek became especially frustrated with a commercial waste facility in Jim Wells County.
They also used the powers of their separate agencies to cite waste haulers for spilling sludge along roadways.
It is the principal waste-product of metabolism, and constitutes about one-half of all the solids excreted—about 30 gm.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Then the croupier tears open two packets of new cards, flinging the old ones into a waste-paper basket at his side.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Don't waste your valuable time looking for the biggest angleworm in the garden!The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
In a literal sense, too,” added Tom Brown, “for it will be sold as waste-paper and be made up into matches.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, it is silent: because the wall of Moab is destroyed in the night, it is silent.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
British Dictionary definitions for waste
- the useless products of metabolism
- indigestible food residue
- of or denoting the useless products of metabolism
- of or denoting indigestible food residue
Derived forms of wastewastable, adjective
Word Origin for waste
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Scientific definitions for waste
Idioms and Phrases with waste
In addition to the idioms beginning with waste
- waste away
- waste not, want not
- waste one's breath
- go to waste
- haste makes waste
- lay waste