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Synonyms for waste

Synonyms for waste

to use up foolishly or needlessly

to spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly

to pass (time) without working or in avoiding work

to fail to take advantage of


to do away with completely and destructively

to destroy completely as or as if by conquering

to take the life of (a person or persons) unlawfully

a tract of unproductive land

Synonyms for waste

the trait of wasting resources

an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation

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

spend thoughtlessly

use inefficiently or inappropriately

run off as waste


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get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing

lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief

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cause to grow thin or weak

cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

become physically weaker

located in a dismal or remote area

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Like many avid gardeners, Sharon saw her food going to waste because she couldn't use the produce fast enough.
In Wales, Tim noticed many productive apples trees were not picked and that the fruit was going to waste.
The whole season is still to play for and we can't have it going to waste on a silly mistake.
I definitely agree with it, it is better than it going to waste isn't it?
What a shame that there are so many needy people in Dubai and all this food is going to waste.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Seven colleges and universities in northern New England are part of an effort to cut the amount of food that's going to waste.
ACTION is been taken to prevent thousands of tonnes of the region's clothes and textiles going to waste each year.
The pipeline has been broken for last three months and thousand gallons of water are going to waste daily.