Definition - waste

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  1. become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
  2. cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
  3. 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"
  4. cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"
  5. (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
  6. lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; "After her husband died, she just pined away"
  7. the trait of wasting resources; "a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"; "the wastefulness of missed opportunities"
  8. spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
  9. an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation; "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the