HyperDic: waste

English > 16 senses of the word waste:
NOUNsubstancewaste, waste material, waste matter, waste productany materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
actwaste, wastefulness, dissipationuseless or profitless activity
attributewaste, thriftlessness, wastefulnessthe trait of wasting resources
locationwaste, barren, wastelandan uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
actwaste, permissive waste(law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
VERBpossessionwaste, blow, squanderspend thoughtlessly
consumptionwasteuse inefficiently or inappropriately
possessionwasteget rid of
motionwaste, run offrun off as waste
contactwaste, neutralize, neutralise, liquidate, knock off, do inget rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
consumptionwaste, consume, squander, warespend extravagantly
changewaste, pine away, languishlose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
changewaste, emaciate, maceratecause to grow thin or weak
changewaste, lay waste to, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourgecause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
bodywaste, rotbecome physically weaker
ADJECTIVEallwaste, godforsaken, wildlocated in a dismal or remote area
waste > pronunciation
Soundswey'st
Rhymesaftertaste ... waist: 25 rhymes with eyst...
English > waste: 16 senses > adjective 1
MeaningLocated in a dismal or remote area; desolate.
Example "waste places"
Synonymsgodforsaken, wild
Broaderinhospitableunfavorable to life or growth
Spanishdesértico, desierto, desolado
Catalanabandonat, desert, desolat
Nounswastean uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
English > waste: 16 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningAny materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted.
Examples
  • "they collect the waste once a week"
  • "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"
Synonymswaste material, waste matter, waste product
Narrowerbody waste, excretion, excreta, excrement, excretory productwaste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
effluent, wastewater, sewer waterwater mixed with waste matter
exhaust, exhaust fumes, fumesgases ejected from an engine as waste products
filth, crud, skankAny substance considered disgustingly foul or unpleasant
garbage, refuse, food waste, scrapsFood that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
impurity, drossworthless or dangerous material that should be removed
pollutantwaste matter that contaminates the water or air or soil
rubbish, trash, scrapworthless material that is to be disposed of
sewage, seweragewaste matter carried away in sewers or drains
slop(usually plural) waste water from a kitchen or bathroom / bathroom or chamber pot that has to be emptied by hand
toxic waste, toxic industrial wastepoisonous waste materials
Broadermaterial, stuffThe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
Spanishbasura, chatarra, desecho, residuo
Catalanresidu
Verbswasterun off as waste
wasteget rid of
English > waste: 16 senses > noun 2, act
Meaninguseless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly.
Example"if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"
Synonymswastefulness, dissipation
NarrowerboondoggleWork of little or no value done merely to look busy
extravagance, prodigality, lavishness, highlife, high lifeexcessive spending / spending
squanderingspending resources lavishly and wastefully
waste of effort, waste of energyA useless effort
waste of materialA useless consumption of material
waste of moneymoney spent for inadequate return
waste of timeThe devotion of time to a useless activity
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishderroche, despilfarro, dilapidación, disipación
Catalanbalafiament, dissipació, malbaratament
Verbswastespend extravagantly
wasteuse inefficiently or inappropriately
wastespend thoughtlessly
English > waste: 16 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe trait of wasting resources.
Examples
  • "a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"
  • "the wastefulness of missed opportunities"
Synonymsthriftlessness, wastefulness
Broaderimprovidence, shortsightednessA lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources
Spanishderroche, despilfarro, gasto, prodigalidad
Catalanbalafiament, dilapidació, malbaratament
Verbswasteuse inefficiently or inappropriately
wastespend thoughtlessly
English > waste: 16 senses > noun 4, location
MeaningAn uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation.
Example "the trackless wastes of the desert"
Synonymsbarren, wasteland
Narrowerheath, heathlandA tract of level wasteland
Broaderwilderness, wildA wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
Spanishbaldío, desierto, yermo
Catalanerm, terra erma
Adjectiveswastelocated in a dismal or remote area
English > waste: 16 senses > noun 5, act
Meaning(law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect.
Synonympermissive waste
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderact, deed, human action, human activitySomething that people do or cause to happen
English > waste: 16 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningspend thoughtlessly; throw away.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"
Synonymsblow, squander
Narrowerburnspend (significant amounts of money)
Broaderuse, expenduse up, consume fully
Oppositeconserve, husband, economize, economiseUse cautiously and frugally
Similar toblowspend lavishly or wastefully on
Spanisharrojar, desgastar, desperdiciar, malgastar
Catalandesgastar, gastar
Nounswasteuseless or profitless activity
wastethe trait of wasting resources
wastersomeone who dissipates resources self-indulgently
English > waste: 16 senses > verb 2, consumption
MeaningUse inefficiently or inappropriately.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "waste heat"
  • "waste a joke on an unappreciative audience"
Broaderuse, utilize, utilise, apply, employput into service
Spanishmalgastar
Nounswasteuseless or profitless activity
wastethe trait of wasting resources
English > waste: 16 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningGet rid of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"
Broaderdiscard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put awaythrow or cast away
Spanishexpulsar, tirar
Nounswasteany materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
English > waste: 16 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningrun off as waste.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"The water wastes back into the ocean"
Synonymrun off
Broaderrun, flow, feed, courseMove along, of liquids / liquids
Spanishcorrer libre, derrochar, rebalsarse
Nounswasteany materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
English > waste: 16 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningGet rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to waste the prisoners
Synonymsneutralize, neutralise, liquidate, knock off, do in
BroaderkillCause to die
Spanishliquidar, neutralizar
Catalanliquidar
English > waste: 16 senses > verb 6, consumption
Meaningspend extravagantly.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"waste not, want not"
Synonymsconsume, squander, ware
Narrowerdrink, topedrink excessive amounts of alcohol
fritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool awayspend frivolously and unwisely
lavish, showerexpend profusely
luxuriate, wantonBecome extravagant
overspendspend at a high rate
splurge, flingindulge oneself
Broaderspend, expend, droppay out
Spanishconsumir, derrochar, gastar, ingerir, malgastar
Catalanconsumir, dilapidar, ingerir
Nounswasteuseless or profitless activity
wastersomeone who dissipates resources self-indulgently
English > waste: 16 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningLose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymspine away, languish
BroaderweakenBecome weaker
Spanishlanguidecer
Catalanllanguir
Nounswastagethe process of wasting
English > waste: 16 senses > verb 8, change
MeaningCause to grow thin or weak.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymsemaciate, macerate
Cause toemaciateGrow weak and thin or waste away physically
Broaderenfeeble, debilitate, drainmake weak
Spanishdemacrarse, demacrar, macerar
Catalandemacrar-se
Nounswastagethe process of wasting
wastingany general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
English > waste: 16 senses > verb 9, change
MeaningCause extensive destruction or ruin utterly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
Synonymslay waste to, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge
NarrowerruinReduce to ruins
Broaderdestroy, ruinDestroy completely
Spanisharrasar, asolar, desgastar, desolar, destrozar, destruir, devastar, gastar
Catalanarrasar, assolar, desgastar, destrossar, devastar, gastar
Nounswastera person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to
English > waste: 16 senses > verb 10, body
MeaningBecome physically weaker.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymrot
Narrowernecrose, gangrene, mortify, sphacelateUndergo necrosis
Broaderdevolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerateGrow worse
Spanishcorromperse, descomponerse, pudrirse
Catalancorrompre's, descompondre's, podrir-se
Nounswastagethe process of wasting

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