Another word for waste
The state of being wasted
waste, in this connection, is the general word for any stretch of uncultivable, hence uninhabitable, land; a desert is a barren, arid, usually sandy tract of land; badlands is applied to a barren, hilly waste where rapid erosion has cut the soft rocks into fantastic shapes; wilderness refers to an uninhabited waste where a lack of paths or trails makes it difficult to find one's way, esp. to such a region thickly covered with trees and underbrush
To use without result
dissipate, spend, consume, lose, be of no avail, come to nothing, go to waste, misuse, throw away, use up, misapply, misemploy, labor in vain, cast pearls before swine*, send owls to Athens*, carry coals to Newcastle*.
Antonyms profit*, use well, get results.
burn up, lavish, scatter, splurge, spend, be prodigal, indulge, abuse, empty, drain, use up, deplete, fatigue, spill, impoverish, misspend, exhaust, fritter away, fool away, ruin, be spendthrift, divert, go through, gamble away, throw money into a well*, run through*, hang the expense*, scatter to the winds*, blow*, burn the candle at both ends*.
Antonyms save*, be thrifty, manage wisely.
To be consumed gradually
Another word for wasteverb
To use up foolishly or needlessly:consume, devour, dissipate, squander. See save
To spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly:consume, dissipate, fool away, fritter away, riot away, squander, throw away, trifle away. (Slang) blow1. See save
To pass (time) without working or in avoiding work:dawdle (away), fiddle away, idle (away), kill1, trifle away, while (away), wile (away). See industrious
To lose strength or power.Also used with away: decline, degenerate, deteriorate, fade, fail, flag2, languish, sink, wane, weaken. (Informal) fizzle (out). Idioms: go downhill, hit the skids. See increase, strong
To fail to take advantage of:lose, miss. Idioms: let slip, let slip through one's fingers, lose out on. See used
To do away with completely and destructively:consume, devour, eat (up), swallow (up). See help
To destroy completely as or as if by conquering:desolate, devastate, ravage. Idiom: lay waste. See help
To cause the death of:carry off, cut down, cut off, destroy, dispatch, finish (off), kill1, slay. (Slang) zap. Idioms: put an end to, put to sleep. See help
To take the life of (a person or persons) unlawfully:destroy, finish (off), kill1, liquidate, murder, slay. (Informal) put away. (Slang) bump off, do in, knock off, off, rub out, wipe out, zap. See help