Definition - waste

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  1. cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
  2. cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"
  3. lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; "After her husband died, she just pined away"
  4. spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
  5. use inefficiently or inappropriately; "waste heat"; "waste a joke on an unappreciative audience"
  6. get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"
  7. run off as waste; "The water wastes back into the ocean"
  8. get rid of; "We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"
  9. 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"
  10. spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on h