Related formswast·ing·ly, adverbwast·ing·ness, nounnon·wast·ing, adjective, noun
Definition for wasting (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), wast·ed, wast·ing.
verb (used without object), wast·ed, wast·ing.
Origin of waste
SYNONYMS FOR waste
Related formswast·a·ble, adjectivewaste·less, adjectiveout·waste, verb (used with object), out·wast·ed, out·wast·ing.un·wast·a·ble, adjective
Can be confusedwaist waste
Examples from the Web for wasting
She was once quoted as saying that she wanted to help all women who “are not wasting life being a housekeeper.”Meet 'The Queen of Thieves' Marm Mandelbaum, New York City's First Mob Boss|J. North Conway|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once you raised it, a massed army was wasting away, whether it fought or not, or whether it advanced, retreated, or stood still.
Wasting no time, the two of them clambered onto the desk, pushing aside the flag of the Soviet Union that covered it.
Drug companies are wasting millions of dollars in research on “female Viagra.”
I was dreading that moment, because there I was thinking I was wasting all of my money and I would have no more savings.
"I fear you are wasting your time, gentlemen," said Grell, stretching himself wearily.The Grell Mystery|Frank Froest
By means like these the Faculty try to prevent the wasting of time over unprofitable studies.The Teacher|George Herbert Palmer
However, there is no use in wasting words, and an hour will suffice me to get ready in.The Mistress of Bonaventure|Harold Bindloss
What the deuce did he come running down here for, wasting his time and my money.Mary Seaham, Volume 2 of 3|Elizabeth Caroline Grey
Do you see that sluggard, wasting this beautiful day in a lazy brouette?
British Dictionary definitions for wasting (1 of 2)
Derived Formswastingly, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for wasting (2 of 2)
- the useless products of metabolism
- indigestible food residue
- of or denoting the useless products of metabolism
- of or denoting indigestible food residue
Derived Formswastable, adjective
Word Origin for waste
Medicine definitions for wasting (1 of 2)
Medicine definitions for wasting (2 of 2)
Science definitions for wasting
Idioms and Phrases with wasting
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