Know Your Next Word : waste

2. waste :

verb, noun & adjective :

1. to consume, spend or employ uselessly or without adequate return : to use to no avail or profit : to squander

2. to fail or neglect to use

3. useless consumption or expenditure : use without adequate return : an act or instance of wasting

4. gradual destruction, impairment or decay

5. not used or in use

6. left over or superfluous

usage :

  • The might of England is wasting.

  • The forest fire left a blackened waste.

  • Forest fires lay waste thousands of acres yearly.

  • She hates to see good food go to waste.

  • Disease wasted his body.

  • But his waste words returned to him in vain.

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