Waste synonyms

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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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Refuse; trash.
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To impoverish or make bankrupt
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To waste or squander
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(Intransitive) To lose liquid.
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Ruined, ravaged
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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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An unsettled, uncultivated region, especially:
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To squander
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To squander
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(Intransitive) Of a quantity, to become smaller.
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Lacking vigor or purpose; inept or ineffective
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Having no residents; not inhabited.
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Being beyond what is required or sufficient.
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The definition of a desert is a dry, hot, sandy, usually barren and uninhabited area.
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Plural form of wild
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The 1930s period.
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A similar area found at high elevations.
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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 give or devote (time, labor, thought, or effort) to some enterprise or for some purpose
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To waste; squander.
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Of a clock, to run slower than expected.
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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 (something) incorrectly.
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(Of a resource) to consume, deplete or exhaust
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To use or apply wrongly.
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To employ, or use, wrongly or badly; misuse
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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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(Idiomatic) To do something that is unneeded or redundant.
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To destroy by burning.
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To give or bestow in abundance; shower:
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To separate and go off in several directions
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(Informal, old) To make a showy display or effort
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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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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 wear a sailing vessel
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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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To add vitamins, minerals, etc. to (bread, flour, etc.) so as to increase the nutritional value
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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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(Medicine) Of, pertaining to, or arising from atrophy
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Characterized by atrophy
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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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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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Something morally offensive; filth.
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Pillage is the act of taking or stealing something by force.
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Grievous damage or havoc
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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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To spend (time) without haste or purpose.
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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 put to death; kill:
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To lay waste; destroy.
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To destroy, consume, or waste:
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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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(Educ.) To get a grade of failure; not pass
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To waste (money, time, etc.) bit by bit on petty things
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To operate without transmitting power
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To throw away.
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Kill is defined as to cause to die or to destroy.
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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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To kill (a person) unlawfully and with malice
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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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To waste, lavish, splurge; to spend lavishly or profusely; to dissipate.
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(Bridge) To remove all cards of a particular suit from another player. (See also, strip-squeeze.)
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(Intransitive) To become weaker.
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To cause to lose force or vitality; diminish or destroy:
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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 spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly
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To spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly
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(Intransitive) To play the fiddle idly.
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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 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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To lose strength or power.
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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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(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 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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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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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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(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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An unusable or unwanted substance or material, such as a waste product.
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Particularly awful; very bad; miserable; terrible.
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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 protect an environment.
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Having no value; worthless.
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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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To be consumed gradually
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Plural form of remnant
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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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To no purpose; ineffectual; of no avail
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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
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