Definition - waste

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waste
  1. useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly; "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"; "mindless dissipation of natural resources"
  2. (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
  3. become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
  4. located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places"
  5. the trait of wasting resources; "a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"; "the wastefulness of missed opportunities"
  6. cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
  7. an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation; "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert"
  8. cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"