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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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Gateshead councillor Peter Mole said: "Thanks to these new facilities, we now divert 96% of our waste away from landfill and, instead, put it to good use - either by recycling it into new products or treating it to produce electricity."
The scheme, which maximises recycling and anaerobic digestion processes and minimises the use of incineration, will divert more than 34,000 tonnes of food store waste away from landfill every year*, which will be re-cycled, reused, turned into energy or sold on.
There are people starving and barely making each day, yet there are companies that throw ridiculous amounts of waste away on a daily basis.
"The anaerobic digestion facility will be a vital piece in the jigsaw to enable us to increase our recycling rates and to divert more waste away from landfill than ever before.
Separating out food waste not only diverts significant waste away from landfill, it also makes us far more aware of the food we are wasting, which can often result in reduced waste and lower food bills."
If rabbits are always kept in cages, their powerful leg muscles will atrophy, or waste away.
Our pledge at the local elections was to 'introduce one recycling bin to make it easier for residents, and investigate new methods of recycling to get waste away from landfill and used again, thus saving money'.
"By collecting mixed recyclates together we will also be providing a user-friendly service, diverting business waste away from landfill, and lessening their landfill tax costs which are set to increase year on year."
Not all cats have to be put down but please don't let her waste away and die at home.
His demons drove him to disfigure his face and let his body waste away.
Councillor Martin Heatley, chairman of Warwickshire Waste Partnership, said: "Mrs Mills is now able to recycle around one third of her household waste by home composting, helping to achieve the council's goal of diverting waste away from landfill."
(3) Stir in Waste Away Paint Hardener ($2) and wait about 20 minutes until it's hard enough to throw away.
Ultimately, most will simply will waste away and die--half before the age of 2.
She is pulled into the drama of the royal household when she is brought in to find out how the 12 princesses wear out their shoes night after night only to waste away more each day.
California cities are required to boost recycling efforts and divert their waste away from landfills or face stiff penalties.
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