Waste Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Waste

Refuse; trash.
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To use (something) incorrectly.
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The definition of dreary is something that is gloomy or depressing.
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To discard (trash, garbage, or the like), to toss out, to put in the trash, to dispose of.
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To impoverish or make bankrupt
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An unsettled, uncultivated region, especially:
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To waste or squander
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Ruined, ravaged
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(Medicine) Of, pertaining to, or arising from atrophy
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Characterized by atrophy
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Something morally offensive; filth.
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To employ, or use, wrongly or badly; misuse
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The state of being wasted
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Any material rejected or thrown away as worthless; trash; refuse
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(Intransitive) Of a quantity, to become smaller.
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Particularly awful; very bad; miserable; terrible.
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(Idiomatic) To do something that is unneeded or redundant.
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To give or bestow in abundance; shower:
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(Informal, old) To make a showy display or effort
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To give or devote (time, labor, thought, or effort) to some enterprise or for some purpose
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To squander
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To engage or take part, especially freely or avidly:
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To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to use improperly; to misuse; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; as, to abuse one's authority. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
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To make empty
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(Of a resource) to consume, deplete or exhaust
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To draw out in its entirety, or use up, money or a nonrenewable resource such as oil.
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To be or become tired.
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To allow or cause, esp. unintentionally or accidentally, to run, fall, or flow over from a container, usually so as to result in loss or waste
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Weaken in quality; deprive of some strength or richness.
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To spend poorly, incorrectly or unwisely.
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To tire out; make very weary; weaken
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(Idiomatic) to waste, squander
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To squander
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To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
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To wear out (clothing etc.).
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To squander
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To squander
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To squander
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To blow is to expel air in a more forceful manner or air movement.
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To decay is defined as to rot, lose strength or deteriorate.
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To make sparse.
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To be consumed gradually
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(Intransitive, figuratively) To fall away in quality; degenerate, sink.
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(Intransitive) to become less heavy.
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To be consumed gradually
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To be consumed gradually
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(Intransitive) To droop or become limp and flaccid (as a dying leaf or flower).
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To lose vitality or strength; become weakened; languish
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The definition of disappear is to no longer be able to be seen.
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To draw off the surface water of:
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To wear a sailing vessel
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To rapidly destroy, engulf, or lay waste.
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To be wasteful or extravagant
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To waste; squander.
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To spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly
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To spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly
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To dawdle is defined as to waste time or to move excessively slowly.
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(Intransitive) To play the fiddle idly.
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Idle is defined as to spend time doing nothing or to operate a car engine while the car is not moving.
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To thwart passage of; veto:
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To spend (time) in a pleasant way; cause to pass idly
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To pass (time) agreeably:
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To lose strength or power.
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To decline or become debased morally, culturally, etc.
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Deteriorate is defined as to make or become worse or lower in value or quality.
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(Intransitive) To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish.
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To receive an academic grade below the acceptable minimum.
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To signal with or as if with a flag.
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The definition of languish is to fail to advance or move forward, or to grow weak.
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(Slang, archaic) To reduce or extinguish by payment.
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(Intransitive, archaic) To decrease physically in size, amount, numbers or surface.
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(Intransitive) To become weaker.
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To lose strength or power.
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To get rid of (something undesirable)
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To feel the lack or loss of:
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To eat is defined as to put food in the mouth, chew and swallow or to use up.
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To move the muscles of the throat as in swallowing something; specif., to do so under stress of emotion
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To make desolate; rid of inhabitants
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To overwhelm; confound; stun:
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To ravage is to destroy something or cause severe destruction.
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(Idiomatic) To act convincingly; to succeed at giving the impression of (e.g.) knowledge, confidence, or familiarity.
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(Idiomatic) To reduce the amount of something.
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To isolate or remove from contact.
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To put an end to; do away with
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To finish quickly or promptly
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To bring to an end; complete
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Slay is defined as to kill or destroy in a violent way, or is slang meaning to impress or amuse.
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To delete or discard (electronic media).
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To eliminate, especially by killing.
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(Figuratively, colloquial) To kick someone's ass or chew someone out (used to express one's anger at somebody).
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To send (someone) to prison.
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(Chiefly UK, idiomatic) To cut class; to play truant.
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(Idiomatic) To kill or end.
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(Idiomatic) To kill someone
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To go away; leave:
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To delete or erase or remove (something) by rubbing.
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To do away with; to cause to disappear
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An instance of excess in spending, behavior, or speech
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Something extravagant.
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The state or characteristic of being lavish.
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(Uncountable) Shameless and immoral behaviour.
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The quality of being profuse; profusion
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A pouring forth with great liberality or wastefulness
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An area of unproductive land
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Of, relating to, characteristic of, or inhabiting a desert:
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Thin or haggard, especially from hunger or disease.
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Of or pertaining to the nature of excrement.
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Characterized by good health and high spirits; full of life; uninhibited
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Not arable.
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Made of strips.
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In excess of what is required or sufficient.
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Wasting away, or becoming emaciated. [from 19th c.]
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The definition of unnecessary is not needed.
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Not productive; idle.
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Of land, having not been tilled.
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Not accustomed:
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The definition of worthless is having no value.
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Dead and decaying flesh.
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Bits and pieces of rubbish; litter
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(Mathematics) The amount by which a variable is decreased; a negative increment.
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Wretchedness; misery.
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Destruction is defined as the tearing down or dismantling or killing of something.
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Loose fragments, such as sand or gravel, that have been worn away from rock.
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The act of dissipating or dispersing; a state of dispersion or separation; dispersion; waste.
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A waste product from working with metal
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Effluent is defined as liquid waste products that are discharged.
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Egested matter; feces, perspiration, etc.
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Ejected matter, as from the body, a volcano, etc.
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Waste material, especially fecal matter, that is expelled from the body after digestion.
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Human bodily waste which is excreted from the body.
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Digested waste material (typically solid or semi-solid) discharged from the bowels; excrement.
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Great destruction and devastation, as that resulting from hurricanes, wars, etc.
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Offal is defined as waste or garbage.
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Plural form of offscouring
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Pillage is the act of taking or stealing something by force.
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(Biology) A bodily secretion that is reabsorbed into the blood
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Things that are thrown away or rejected; waste, rubbish, garbage
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(Countable) Firing or termination of an employee.
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Loose, cinderlike lava
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Slag is waste matter separated from metal during smelting.
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The act by which something is squandered; wastage.
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A wilderness or wasteland
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To waste away or fail to develop
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(Australia) Towards the direction of the outback.
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(Intransitive) To use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter.
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(By extension) To run through from first to last; to repeat like a schoolboy declining a noun.
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(Obsolete, rare) To denude.
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To stunt the growth of.
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To ransack or plunder; to prey upon
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To displace from one's native or accustomed environment.
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To violently strip (someone), with indirect object of their possessions etc.; to rob.
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To make or become extremely thin, especially as a result of starvation.
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To deprive of strength; make feeble.
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To waste (money, time, etc.) bit by bit on petty things
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To throw away.
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To supply with a bed, covering, etc. of straw, hay, or the like
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To crumble to dust; disintegrate.
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Pine is defined as to want something strongly, or to waste away from sadness.
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To sack is a slang term that is defined as to fire someone from their job.
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To agglutinate or aggregate into a semisolid mass; form a sludge. Used of blood cells.
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To cover or dress with soot.
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(Bridge) To remove all cards of a particular suit from another player. (See also, strip-squeeze.)
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A cold, treeless, usually lowland area of far northern regions. The lower strata of soil of tundras are permanently frozen, but in summer the top layer of soil thaws and can support low-growing mosses, lichens, grasses, and small shrubs.
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To cause to lose force or vitality; diminish or destroy:
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(Law) The legally compensable destruction of the value of property through the failure of a life tenant to maintain the property to the point where it falls into disrepair.
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Property of being thriftless
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A region with no remaining resources; a desert.
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any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
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any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
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The unwanted results of metabolism, expelled in the urine and faeces
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Rot is defined as to decay or decompose.
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cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
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To strike with a scourge, to flog.
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To cause to waste away or grow thin
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lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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To cause an acidic solution to become neutral by adding a base to it or to cause a basic solution to become neutral by adding an acid to it. Salt and water are usually formed in the process.
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(Idiomatic) To write something quickly.
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To squander
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To squander
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To destroy by burning.
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Having no value; worthless.
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Having no residents; not inhabited.
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Not yielding profit
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Lacking a function
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Not purposeful; aimless
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Lacking meaning; senseless:
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Not working (machinery, etc)
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The state of not being used; neglect.
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The quality of being useless
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(Law) The act of dilapidating, damaging a building or structure through neglect or by intention.
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The amount of something lost:
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(Dated, chemistry) The removal (by percolation etc) of an active medicinal constituent from plant material.
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Loss and damage resulting from use
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Plural form of wild
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The 1930s period.
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An area of low-lying wetland in which the level of water is generally shallow and often fluctuating. The water may be either standing or slow-moving. The water in a marsh is also more or less neutral or alkaline, in contrast to the water in a bog, which is acidic. The environment of a marsh is in general well-oxygenated and nutrient-rich and allows a great variety of organisms to flourish. In contrast to a swamp, in which there is an abundance of woody plants, the plants in a marsh are mostly herbaceous. Reeds and rushes dominate the vegetation of marshes.
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An area or region characterized by marshes or swamps
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A heavily eroded arid region of southwest South Dakota and northwest Nebraska. It is known for its colorful rock formations and prehistoric fossils.
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The definition of a bog is small marsh with wet ground made up of decaying plants, usually moss.
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An area of low wet land having peaty soil and typically being less acidic than a bog.
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A tract of open, rolling wasteland, usually covered with heather and often marshy or peaty; heath
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A piece of wet, spongy land; low ground saturated with water; soft, wet ground which may have a growth of certain kinds of trees, but is unfit for agricultural or pastoral purposes.
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A preparation or product used in washing or coating.
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To use without result
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(Idiomatic) To fail completely; to have no result.
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To use without result
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To use or apply wrongly.
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To use without result
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(Idiomatic) To give things of value to those who will not understand or appreciate it.
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To use without result
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To separate and go off in several directions
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To be consumed gradually
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Plural form of remnant
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Lacking vigor or purpose; inept or ineffective
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To no purpose; ineffectual; of no avail
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Antonyms for Waste

To add vitamins, minerals, etc. to (bread, flour, etc.) so as to increase the nutritional value
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Capable of being used:
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Of great merit, use, or service; highly important, esteemed, etc.
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A habitual practice, such as drug use.
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Profit is a benefit or gain, usually monetary.
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Value is the worth in goods, services or money of an object or person.
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To use without result
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To use without result
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To treat with care by avoiding fatigue, wear, or damage; spare:
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To squander
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To squander
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To increase in size and develop toward maturity, as a plant or animal does by assimilating food
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(Chess) To place one's pieces actively.
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(Uncountable, biology) The process by which a mature multicellular organism or part of an organism is produced by the addition of new cells.
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Plural form of possession
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A temporary wooden fence around a building or structure under construction or repair.
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(--- Usage Problem) An amount of money saved:
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To develop or give form to according to a plan or process; create:
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To create is to make something.
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To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, such as as sugar or salt; to season and prepare (fruits, meat, etc.) for storage.
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To hoard is defined as to collect or amass large amounts of goods and money which will typically then be stored away and kept in reserve.
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To protect an environment.
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Words Related to Waste

An unusable or unwanted substance or material, such as a waste product.
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An amount or quantity beyond what is normal or sufficient; a surplus:
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A container into which things are discarded.
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(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
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Excessive or imprudent expenditure
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A diminutive of the male given name Richard.
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To pass (time) without working or in avoiding work
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To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
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In a strong manner; greatly, severely, vigorously, etc.
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Synonym Study

  • 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
  • Badlands is applied to a barren, hilly waste where rapid erosion has cut the soft rocks into fantastic shapes
  • A desert is a barren, arid, usually sandy tract of land
  • Waste , in this connection, is the general word for any stretch of uncultivable, hence uninhabitable, land
Find another word for waste. In this page you can discover 294 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for waste, like: garbage, misuse, dreary, throw away, demolish, ruin, wilderness, dissipate, devastated, scrap and atrophic.