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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

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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.
"Mightily obliged to you--awful waste of ammunition, really."
"Shouldn't have fired, Sinclair," he said; "can't waste ammunition." But there was no note of censure in his tone.
"Can't waste ammunition." Then he walked quickly to where Tippet lay sprawled upon his face.
"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!
He saw himself perishing amid this dreadful snowy waste, and could see no means of escape.
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.
Waste Management Division (WMD) sanitation inspector Bernard Cabison said garbage collection schedule has been drafted and unsegregated wastes will not be collected.
With waste management already a problem throughout the country, the last thing Cambodia needed was waste from another country.
Previously, she said the plastic waste classified under Annex IX of the Basel Convention did not clearly state whether the waste could be recycled or not.
Even before the issuance of the proclamation, various nongovernmental organizations in the Philippines have been trying to mainstream zero waste as a goal for our government.