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noun 
  1. A waste land; an unhabited desolate region; a wilderness.
  2. A place that has been lay waste, laid waste or destroyed.
  3. A large tract of uncultivated land.
  4. A vaste expanse of water.
  5. A disused mine or part of one.
  6. The action or progress of wasting; extravagant consumption or ineffectual use.
That was a waste of time
Her life seemed a waste
  1. Large abundance of something, especially without it being used.
  2. Gradual loss or decay.
  3. A decaying of the body by disease.
  4. (rare) Destruction or devastation caused by war or natural disasters.
  5. Excess of material, useless by-products or damaged, unsaleable products; garbage; rubbish.
  6. Excrement (animal waste, human waste).
verb (wastes, wasting, wasted)
  1. (transitive) Devastate or destroy.
  2. (transitive) Use up, diminish, reduce by gradual loss; decay; emaciate.
After he lost hope, he wasted away.
  1. (transitive) Squander money or resources uselessly; spend time idly.
We wasted millions of dollars and several years on that project.
  1. (context, transitive, slang) Kill; murder.
  2. (intransitive) Gradually lose weight or weaken.
adjective 
  1. Uncultivated or unhabited; barren; desert.
  2. Rejected as being defective; eliminated as being worthless; produced in excess.
  3. Superfluous; needless.
  4. Unfortunate; Disappointing.
     

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