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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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References in classic literature ?
And don't forget the wastes of fraud," put in young Fisher.
I have pointed out some of the negative wastes of competition," answered the other.
Come, trapper," continued Ishmael, in a tone of better humour, like a man who feels that he has triumphed, "neither of us, I reckon, has ever had much to do with title-deeds, or county clerks, or blazed trees; therefore we will not waste words on fooleries.
The absence of human forms would have scarce created a sensation in the bosom of one so long accustomed to solitude, had not the site of the deserted camp furnished such strong memorials of its recent visitors, and as the old man was quick to detect, of their waste also.
This is man's wish, and pride, and waste, and sinfulness
Some portions of it along the rivers may partially be subdued by agriculture, others may form vast pastoral tracts, like those of the East; but it is to be feared that a great part of it will form a lawless interval between the abodes of civilized man, like the wastes of the ocean or the deserts of Arabia; and, like them, be subject to the depredations of the marauder.
No one knows for sure because there are virtually no data concerning the global e-waste trade--harmonized tariff schedules that dictate fees for export commodities don't assign codes to waste electronics other than batteries.
They made the place a dumping pit,'' said attorney Anthony Patchett, a former environmental prosecutor representing 10 neighbors who, independent of regulators' action, are trying to stop the firms from dumping more waste on the land.
During 15 years of experience in the North American hazardous and medical waste industry, Reynolds travelled the world installing medical waste treatment facilities for various companies, some of whom are his competitors today, before he decided to spin off into his own venture.
Michigan citizens pay for waste disposal in a multitude of ways, including bearing the burdens of living near landfills and coping with truck traffic and noise, and it is time for that subsidy to end," Chester says.
According to the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA), a nonprofit trade association, solid waste disposal represents a $43.
Paul and announced a radical new program to reduce the state's waste stream.
Foundries often look for opportunities to divert this large-volume waste stream for beneficial reuse to avoid disposal costs.
Mexico produces an estimated 8 million tons of hazardous waste a year.
Combining the resources of the hospitality industry's leading consulting firm with the nation's largest solid waste management and consulting company creates a service that allows hotels the opportunity to decrease their current solid waste management expenses by an average of 35 percent to 60 percent, according to the new venture.