Definition - waste

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waste
  1. located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places"
  2. become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
  3. cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
  4. cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"
  5. lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; "After her husband died, she just pined away"
  6. spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
  7. use inefficiently or inappropriately; "waste heat"; "waste a joke on an unappreciative audience"
  8. get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"
  9. useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly; "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"; "

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