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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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All bag filter residues would be classed as special wastes in the new regulations and disposal costs would increase for these materials.
These industries produce wastes containing heavy metals, cyanides, pesticides, complex aromatic compounds (such as polychlorinated biphenyls), and other toxics.
The policy permits exposures from deregulated wastes at 25 millirems per year, or the equivalent of 300 additional chest X-rays over a lifetime.
In July, a batch of paper mill wastes tripped the radiation alarm at a scrapmetal yard in Pittsburgh.
Nigeria has a thriving repair market, but no capacity to safely deal with electronic waste, most of which winds up in landfills and informal dumps.
Reynolds says his system covers the "entire umbrella" of biomedical, anatomical and cytotoxic wastes, adding a Ministry of Environment official once described his technology as a "one-stop shop.
At present, Antelope Valley residents have to wait for one of the semiannual waste roundups to dispose of their household wastes.
EPA ordered an extensive cleanup of the site, and a group of companies that arranged for liquid wastes to be disposed at the site conducted the cleanup.
Changes to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) also put a greater burden on companies delivering hazardous wastes, reducing their ability or resolve to use exchange services.
But there's a catch: The renters are a group of nuclear power companies that want to use the land to store nuclear wastes - wastes that remain potentially harmful for thousands of years.
A growing number of people are now betting that the process of converting toxic materials into glass, called vitrification, can offer new options for disposing of asbestos and other hazardous wastes, even nuclear wastes.
In the hierarchy of wastes, hazardous is rated as more dangerous than infectious.
Disposal of infectious wastes in sanitary landfills.
The Court suggested three nondiscriminatory alternatives for limiting the disposal of hazardous wastes:(1) a per-ton additional fee on all hazardous waste disposed in the state; (2) a per-mile tax on all vehicles transporting hazardous waste within the state; or (3) an evenhanded cap on the total tonnage disposed in the state.