Dictionary Results for wasting


1. wasting - noun

· any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease

Synonym(s): cachexia, cachexy

Hypernym(s): infirmity, frailty, debility, feebleness, frailness, valetudinarianism




2. wasting - noun

· a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse

Synonym(s): atrophy, wasting_away

Hypernym(s): symptom




3. waste - verb

· spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"

Synonym(s): blow, squander

Hypernym(s): use, expend

Antonym(s): conserve




4. waste - verb

· use inefficiently or inappropriately; "waste heat"; "waste a joke on an unappreciative audience"

Hypernym(s): use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ




5. waste - verb

· get rid of; "We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"

Hypernym(s): discard, fling, toss, toss_out, toss_away, chuck_out, cast_aside, dispose, throw_out, cast_out, throw_away, cast_away, put_away




6. waste - verb

· run off as waste; "The water wastes back into the ocean"

Synonym(s): run_off

Hypernym(s): run, flow, feed, course




7. waste - verb

· get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"

Synonym(s): neutralize, neutralise, liquidate, knock_off, do_in

Hypernym(s): kill




8. waste - verb

· spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"

Synonym(s): consume, squander, ware

Hypernym(s): spend, expend, drop




9. waste - verb

· lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; "After her husband died, she just pined away"

Synonym(s): pine_away, languish

Hypernym(s): weaken




10. waste - verb

· cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"

Synonym(s): emaciate, macerate

Hypernym(s): enfeeble, debilitate, drain




11. waste - verb

· cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"

Synonym(s): lay_waste_to, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge

Hypernym(s): destroy, ruin




12. waste - verb

· become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"

Synonym(s): rot

Hypernym(s): devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate





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