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wasted

[ wey-stid ]
/ ˈweɪ stɪd /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of wasted

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

OTHER WORDS FROM wasted

wast·ed·ness, nounun·wast·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for wasted

wasted
/ (ˈweɪstɪd) /

adjective
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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