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      vb  
1    tr   to use, consume, or expend thoughtlessly, carelessly, or to no avail  
2    tr   to fail to take advantage of  
to waste an opportunity     
3    when intr, often foll by: away   to lose or cause to lose bodily strength, health, etc.  
4    to exhaust or become exhausted  
5    tr   to ravage  
6    tr  
Informal   to murder or kill  
I want that guy wasted by tomorrow     
      n  
7    the act of wasting or state of being wasted  
8    a failure to take advantage of something  
9    anything unused or not used to full advantage  
10    anything or anyone rejected as useless, worthless, or in excess of what is required  
11    garbage, rubbish, or trash  
12    a land or region that is devastated or ruined  
13    a land or region that is wild or uncultivated  
14      (Physiol)  
a    the useless products of metabolism  
b    indigestible food residue  
15    disintegrated rock material resulting from erosion  
16      (Law)   reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect, esp. by a life-tenant  
      adj  
17    rejected as useless, unwanted, or worthless  
18    produced in excess of what is required  
19    not cultivated, inhabited, or productive  
waste land     
20   
a    of or denoting the useless products of metabolism  
b    of or denoting indigestible food residue  
21    destroyed, devastated, or ruined  
22    designed to contain or convey waste products  
23    lay waste   to devastate or destroy  
     (C13: from Anglo-French waster, from Latin vastare to lay waste, from vastus empty)  
  wastable      adj  


cotton waste  
      n   refuse cotton yarn, esp. when used as a cleaning material  
high-level waste  
      n   radioactive waste material, such as spent nuclear fuel, having a high activity and thus needing constant cooling for several decades by its producers before it can be disposed of  
   Compare       intermediate-level waste       low-level waste  
intermediate-level waste  
      n   radioactive waste material, such as reactor and processing-plant components, that is solidified before being mixed with concrete and stored in steel drums in deep mines or beneath the seabed in concrete chambers  
   Compare       high-level waste       low-level waste  
low-level waste  
      n   waste material contaminated by traces of radioactivity that can be disposed of in steel drums in concrete-lined trenches but not (since 1983) in the sea  
   Compare       high-level waste       intermediate-level waste  
nuclear waste  
      n      another name for       radioactive waste  
radioactive waste  
      n   any waste material containing radionuclides,   (Also called)    nuclear waste  
waste disposal unit  
      n   an electrically operated fitment in the plughole of a kitchen sink that breaks up food refuse so that it goes down the waste pipe  
waste heat recovery  
      n   the use of heat that is produced in a thermodynamic cycle, as in a furnace, combustion engine, etc., in another process, such as heating feedwater or air  
waste pipe  
      n   a pipe to take excess or used water away, as from a sink to a drain  
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abbr. acron.
Waste to Energy; Waste-to-energy (WtE) or energy-from-waste (EfW) is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or heat from the primary treatment of waste
n.
A person who rejects consumerism and seeks to contribute to the environmental protection by reducing waste, especially by retrieving and using discarded food and other goods.
blend of 'free' and 'vegan'. Ex: I met a group of freegans, and I was blown away when they showed me how much food is wasted every day.
exp.
let the time go by without doing something important, relax, waste time
E.g.: It was a quite evening: we sat around chatting and watching TV.
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