waste


waste

verb (used with object), wast·ed, wast·ing.

  1. to consume, spend, or employ uselessly or without adequate return; use to no avail or profit; squander: to waste money; to waste words.
  2. to fail or neglect to use: to waste an opportunity.
  3. to destroy or consume gradually; wear away: The waves waste the rock of the shore.
  4. to wear down or reduce in bodily substance, health, or strength; emaciate; enfeeble: to be wasted by disease or hunger.
  5. to destroy, devastate, or ruin: a country wasted by a long and futile war.
  6. Slang. to kill or murder.

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