Definition - waste

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  1. get rid of; "We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"
  2. spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
  3. located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places"
  4. become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
  5. 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"
  6. cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
  7. (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
  8. cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"
  9. the trait of wasting resources;