[ wey-stid ]
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  1. done to no avail; useless: wasted efforts.

  1. physically or psychologically exhausted; debilitated: to be wasted by a long illness.

  2. Slang. overcome by the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  3. Archaic. (of time) gone by.

Origin of wasted

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

Other words from wasted

  • wast·ed·ness, noun
  • un·wast·ed, adjective

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How to use wasted in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for wasted


/ (ˈweɪstɪd) /

  1. not exploited or taken advantage of: a wasted opportunity

  2. useless or unprofitable: wasted effort

  1. physically enfeebled and emaciated: a thin wasted figure

  2. slang showing signs of habitual drug abuse

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