Dictionary Results for waste


1. waste - noun

· any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted; "they collect the waste once a week"; "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"

Synonym(s): waste_material, waste_matter, waste_product

Hypernym(s): material, stuff




2. waste - noun

· useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly; "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"; "mindless dissipation of natural resources"

Synonym(s): wastefulness, dissipation

Hypernym(s): activity




3. waste - noun

· the trait of wasting resources; "a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"; "the wastefulness of missed opportunities"

Synonym(s): thriftlessness, wastefulness

Hypernym(s): improvidence, shortsightedness




4. waste - noun

· an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation; "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert"

Synonym(s): barren, wasteland

Hypernym(s): wilderness, wild




5. waste - noun

· (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect

Synonym(s): permissive_waste

Hypernym(s): act, deed, human_action, human_activity




6. 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




7. waste - verb

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

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




8. 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




9. waste - verb

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

Synonym(s): run_off

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




10. 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




11. waste - verb

· spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"

Synonym(s): consume, squander, ware

Hypernym(s): spend, expend, drop




12. 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




13. waste - verb

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

Synonym(s): emaciate, macerate

Hypernym(s): enfeeble, debilitate, drain




14. 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




15. 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




16. waste - adjective

· located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places"

Synonym(s): godforsaken, wild





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