Associations to the word «Waste»


WASTE, noun. A waste land; an uninhabited desolate region; a wilderness or desert.
WASTE, noun. A place that has been laid waste or destroyed.
WASTE, noun. A large tract of uncultivated land.
WASTE, noun. A vast expanse of water.
WASTE, noun. A disused mine or part of one.
WASTE, noun. The action or progress of wasting; extravagant consumption or ineffectual use.
WASTE, noun. Large abundance of something, specifically without it being used.
WASTE, noun. Gradual loss or decay.
WASTE, noun. A decaying of the body by disease; wasting away.
WASTE, noun. (rare) Destruction or devastation caused by war or natural disasters; See "to lay waste"
WASTE, noun. Excess of material, useless by-products or damaged, unsaleable products; garbage; rubbish.
WASTE, noun. Excrement
WASTE, noun. (legal) A cause of action which may be brought by the owner of a future interest in property against the current owner of that property to prevent the current owner from degrading the value or character of the property, either intentionally or through neglect.
WASTE, noun. (geology) Material derived by mechanical and chemical erosion from the land, carried by streams to the sea.
WASTE, adjective. (now rare) Uncultivated, uninhabited.
WASTE, adjective. Barren; desert.
WASTE, adjective. Rejected as being defective; eliminated as being worthless; produced in excess.
WASTE, adjective. Superfluous; needless.
WASTE, adjective. Dismal; gloomy; cheerless.
WASTE, adjective. Unfortunate; disappointing.
WASTE, verb. (transitive) (now rare) To devastate or destroy.
WASTE, verb. (transitive) To wear away by degrees; to impair gradually; to diminish by constant loss; to use up; to consume; to spend; to wear out.
WASTE, verb. (transitive) To squander (money or resources) uselessly; to spend (time) idly.
WASTE, verb. (transitive) (slang) To kill; to murder.
WASTE, verb. (intransitive) Gradually lose weight, weaken, become frail.
WASTE, verb. (intransitive) To be diminished; to lose bulk, substance, strength, value etc. gradually.
WASTE, verb. (legal) To damage, impair, or injure (an estate, etc.) voluntarily, or by allowing the buildings, fences, etc., to fall into decay.
WASTE AWAY, verb. (idiomatic) To lose energy and become weak and feeble.
WASTE BIN, noun. Any container for waste, whether a larger outdoors one or a smaller indoors one.
WASTE BREATH, verb. (idiomatic) To speak in a manner which is needless or futile; in discussion or argument to make points which are not appreciated or heeded.
WASTE DISPOSAL, noun. Alternative name for a garbage disposal.
WASTE DISPOSAL UNIT, noun. Alternative name for a garbage disposal.
WASTE OF SPACE, noun. An utterly worthless person, one unworthy of the space which they occupy.
WASTE OF TIME, noun. A meaningless or fruitless activity.
WASTE PIPE, noun. A pipe that carries off liquid waste; a drain or drainpipe
WASTE PRODUCT, noun. An unwanted material produced during some manufacturing process, especially radioactive material from nuclear reactors
WASTE PRODUCT, noun. The unwanted results of metabolism, expelled in the urine and faeces
WASTE PRODUCTS, noun. Plural of waste product
WASTE TIME, verb. To allow time to elapse in an unproductive manner.
WASTE TRAY, noun. A tray placed in such a way as to collect waste (garbage) as it is produced.

Dictionary definition

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".
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".
WASTE, noun. The trait of wasting resources; "a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"; "the wastefulness of missed opportunities".
WASTE, noun. An uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation; "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert".
WASTE, noun. (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect.
WASTE, verb. Spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree".
WASTE, verb. Use inefficiently or inappropriately; "waste heat"; "waste a joke on an unappreciative audience".
WASTE, verb. Get rid of; "We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer".
WASTE, verb. Run off as waste; "The water wastes back into the ocean".
WASTE, verb. Get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized".
WASTE, verb. Spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not".
WASTE, verb. Lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; "After her husband died, she just pined away".
WASTE, verb. Cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him".
WASTE, verb. Cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion".
WASTE, verb. Become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world".
WASTE, adjective. Located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places".

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