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waste

 (wāst)
v. wast·ed, wast·ing, wastes
v.tr.
1. To use, consume, spend, or expend thoughtlessly or carelessly.
2. To cause to lose energy, strength, or vigor; exhaust, tire, or enfeeble: Disease wasted his body.
3. To fail to take advantage of or use for profit; lose: waste an opportunity.
4.
a. To destroy completely: The invaders wasted the village.
b. Slang To kill; murder.
v.intr.
1. To lose energy, strength, weight, or vigor; become weak or enfeebled: wasting away from an illness.
2. To pass without being put to use: Time is wasting.
n.
1. The act or an instance of wasting or the condition of being wasted: a waste of talent; gone to waste.
2. A place, region, or land that is uninhabited or uncultivated; a desert or wilderness.
3. A devastated or destroyed region, town, or building; a ruin.
4.
a. An unusable or unwanted substance or material, such as a waste product: industrial wastes.
b. Something, such as steam, that escapes without being used.
5. Garbage; trash.
6. The undigested residue of food eliminated from the body; excrement.
adj.
1. Regarded or discarded as worthless or useless: waste trimmings.
2. Used as a conveyance or container for refuse: a waste bin.
3. Excreted from the body: waste matter.
Idiom:
waste (one's) breath
To gain or accomplish nothing by speaking.

[Middle English wasten, from Old North French waster, from Latin vāstāre, to make empty, from vāstus, empty; see euə- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: waste, blow1, dissipate, fritter1, squander
These verbs mean to spend or expend without restraint and often to no avail: wasted my inheritance; blew a fortune at the casino; dissipated their energies in pointless argument; frittering away her entire allowance; squandered his talent on writing jingles.
Antonym: save1

waste

(weɪst)
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. (Medicine) (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. (Physical Geography) (usually plural) a land or region that is wild or uncultivated
13. (Physical Geography) obsolete a land or region that is devastated or ruined
14. (Physiology) physiol
a. the useless products of metabolism
b. indigestible food residue
15. (Physical Geography) disintegrated rock material resulting from erosion
16. (Law) 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. (Physiology)
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 vastāre to lay waste, from vastus empty]
ˈwastable adj

waste

(weɪst)

v. wast•ed, wast•ing,
n., adj. v.t.
1. to consume or use to no avail or profit; squander: to waste natural resources.
2. to fail or neglect to use.
3. to destroy or consume gradually; wear away: waves wasting the rocky shore.
4. to wear down or reduce in bodily substance or strength; emaciate; enfeeble: to be wasted by disease.
5. to devastate or ruin: a country wasted by a long futile war.
6. Slang. to kill or murder.
v.i.
7. to be consumed or employed uselessly or inadequately.
8. to become gradually used up or worn away.
9. to become physically worn, esp. emaciated or enfeebled.
10. to diminish gradually, as wealth or power; dwindle.
n.
11. useless consumption or expenditure; an act or instance of wasting: a complete waste of my time.
12. neglect, instead of use.
13. gradual impairment or decay.
14. devastation or ruin.
15. an area devastated or ruined: a blackened waste where timberland had stood.
16. anything unused, inadequately used, or unproductive.
17. desolate country, as desert.
18. something left over or superfluous: salvaging factory wastes.
19. material derived by mechanical and chemical disintegration of rock, as the detritus transported by streams, rivers, etc.
20. garbage; refuse.
21. wastes, excrement.
adj.
22. not used or in use: waste energy.
23. (of land, regions, etc.) wild; desolate.
24. (of regions, towns, etc.) in a state of desolation and ruin.
25. left over; superfluous: to utilize the waste products of manufacture.
26. rejected as useless or worthless; refuse.
27. Physiol. pertaining to material unused by or unusable to the organism.
28. designed or used to receive or carry away useless material (often in combination): a waste pipe.
Idioms:
1. go to waste, to be wasted, rather than used or consumed.
2. lay waste, to devastate; destroy.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Old North French waster (Old French g(u)aster) < Latin vāstāre, derivative of vāstus desolate; Old North French w-, Old French gu- by influence of c. Frankish *wōsti desolate (c. Old High German wuosti)]
wast′a•ble, adj.

waste

  • wastrel - Pronounced WAYS-trul, it is either a wasteful or worthless person, derived from the verb "waste," from Latin vastus, "desert, waste."
  • bratwurst - From German Brat, "meat without waste," and Wurst, "sausage."
  • eat your heart out - Goes back as far as Diogenes Laertius, who credited Pythagoras with saying "Do not eat your heart"—meaning "Don't waste your life worrying about something"—2,500 years ago.
  • sullage - Waste from household sinks, showers, and baths—but not toilets; it also figuratively means filth or refuse.

Waste

 
  1. In delay we waste our lights in vain, like lamps by day —William Shakespeare
  2. Wasted his wealth like spittle —Stephen Vincent Benet
  3. Wasted more money in a day than a Boeing 747 full of proverbial welfare queens could have squandered in a century —Hodding Carter III, Wall Street Journal March 30, 1986

    Carter’s simile referred to new defense spending policies.

  4. Wasteful as drunkenness at undue times —Robert Browning
  5. Wasteful as regrets —Anon

waist

waste

These words are both pronounced /weɪst/.

1. 'waist'

Waist is a noun. Your waist is the middle part of your body, above your hips.

She tied a belt around her waist.
He was naked from the waist up.
2. 'waste' used as a verb

Waste is most commonly a verb. If you waste time, money, or energy, you use it on something that is unimportant or unnecessary.

You're wasting time asking him to help – he won't.
We wasted money on a computer that didn't work.
3. 'waste' used as a noun

You can also say that something is a waste of time, money, or energy.

I'll never do that again. It's a waste of time.
It's a waste of money buying a new washing machine when we could repair the old one.

Waste also refers to material that has been used and is no longer wanted, for example because the useful part has been removed.

The river was full of industrial waste.
Your kidneys help to remove waste from your body.

waste


Past participle: wasted
Gerund: wasting

Imperative
waste
waste
Present
I waste
you waste
he/she/it wastes
we waste
you waste
they waste
Preterite
I wasted
you wasted
he/she/it wasted
we wasted
you wasted
they wasted
Present Continuous
I am wasting
you are wasting
he/she/it is wasting
we are wasting
you are wasting
they are wasting
Present Perfect
I have wasted
you have wasted
he/she/it has wasted
we have wasted
you have wasted
they have wasted
Past Continuous
I was wasting
you were wasting
he/she/it was wasting
we were wasting
you were wasting
they were wasting
Past Perfect
I had wasted
you had wasted
he/she/it had wasted
we had wasted
you had wasted
they had wasted
Future
I will waste
you will waste
he/she/it will waste
we will waste
you will waste
they will waste
Future Perfect
I will have wasted
you will have wasted
he/she/it will have wasted
we will have wasted
you will have wasted
they will have wasted
Future Continuous
I will be wasting
you will be wasting
he/she/it will be wasting
we will be wasting
you will be wasting
they will be wasting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wasting
you have been wasting
he/she/it has been wasting
we have been wasting
you have been wasting
they have been wasting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wasting
you will have been wasting
he/she/it will have been wasting
we will have been wasting
you will have been wasting
they will have been wasting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wasting
you had been wasting
he/she/it had been wasting
we had been wasting
you had been wasting
they had been wasting
Conditional
I would waste
you would waste
he/she/it would waste
we would waste
you would waste
they would waste
Past Conditional
I would have wasted
you would have wasted
he/she/it would have wasted
we would have wasted
you would have wasted
they would have wasted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waste - any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwantedwaste - any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted; "they collect the waste once a week"; "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
dross, impurity - worthless or dangerous material that should be removed; "there were impurities in the water"
exhaust, exhaust fumes, fumes - gases ejected from an engine as waste products
body waste, excrement, excreta, excretory product, excretion - waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
filth, skank, crud - any substance considered disgustingly foul or unpleasant
sewage, sewerage - waste matter carried away in sewers or drains
effluent, sewer water, wastewater - water mixed with waste matter
food waste, garbage, refuse, scraps - food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
pollutant - waste matter that contaminates the water or air or soil
rubbish, trash, scrap - worthless material that is to be disposed of
slop - (usually plural) waste water from a kitchen or bathroom or chamber pot that has to be emptied by hand; "she carried out the sink slops"
toxic industrial waste, toxic waste - poisonous waste materials; can cause injury (especially by chemical means)
2.waste - useless or profitless activitywaste - 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"
boondoggle - work of little or no value done merely to look busy
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
waste of effort, waste of energy - a useless effort
waste of material - a useless consumption of material
waste of money - money spent for inadequate return; "the senator said that the project was a waste of money"
waste of time - the devotion of time to a useless activity; "the waste of time could prove fatal"
squandering - spending resources lavishly and wastefully; "more wasteful than the squandering of time"
3.waste - the trait of wasting resourceswaste - the trait of wasting resources; "a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"; "the wastefulness of missed opportunities"
improvidence, shortsightedness - a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources
4.waste - an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivationwaste - an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation; "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert"
heathland, heath - a tract of level wasteland; uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation
wild, wilderness - a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition; "it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers"
5.waste - (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Verb1.waste - spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
expend, use - use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions"
blow - spend lavishly or wastefully on; "He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"
burn - spend (significant amounts of money); "He has money to burn"
economize, husband, economise, conserve - use cautiously and frugally; "I try to economize my spare time"; "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit"
2.waste - use inefficiently or inappropriately; "waste heat"; "waste a joke on an unappreciative audience"
apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize - put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
3.waste - get rid of; "We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"
chuck out, discard, cast aside, cast away, throw away, toss away, toss out, put away, throw out, cast out, dispose, fling, toss - throw or cast away; "Put away your worries"
4.waste - run off as waste; "The water wastes back into the ocean"
course, flow, run, feed - move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
5.waste - get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
6.waste - spend extravagantlywaste - spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
fool away, fritter, fritter away, frivol away, fool, dissipate, shoot - spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one's inheritance"
luxuriate, wanton - become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously
lavish, shower - expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns; "He was showered with praise"
overspend - spend at a high rate
expend, spend, drop - pay out; "spend money"
splurge, fling - indulge oneself; "I splurged on a new TV"
7.waste - lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; "After her husband died, she just pined away"
weaken - become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"
8.waste - cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"
debilitate, enfeeble, drain - make weak; "Life in the camp drained him"
9.waste - cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
ruin, destroy - destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"
ruin - reduce to ruins; "The country lay ruined after the war"
10.waste - become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop - grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
gangrene, necrose, sphacelate, mortify - undergo necrosis; "the tissue around the wound necrosed"
Adj.1.waste - located in a dismal or remote areawaste - located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places"
inhospitable - unfavorable to life or growth; "the barren inhospitable desert"; "inhospitable mountain areas"

waste

verb
1. squander, throw away, blow (slang), run through, lavish, misuse, dissipate, fritter away, frivol away (informal) We can't afford to waste money on another holiday.
squander save, protect, preserve, conserve, economize, husband
noun
1. squandering, misuse, loss, expenditure, extravagance, frittering away, lost opportunity, dissipation, wastefulness, misapplication, prodigality, unthriftiness The whole project is a complete waste of time and resources.
squandering saving, economy, thrift, good housekeeping, frugality
2. rubbish, refuse, debris, sweepings, scrap, litter, garbage, trash, leftovers, offal, dross, dregs, leavings, offscourings This country produces 10 million tonnes of toxic waste every year.
plural noun desert, wilds, wilderness, void, solitude, wasteland the barren wastes of the Sahara
adjective
1. unwanted, useless, worthless, unused, leftover, superfluous, unusable, supernumerary suitable locations for the disposal of waste products
unwanted needed, necessary, utilized
2. uncultivated, wild, bare, barren, empty, devastated, dismal, dreary, desolate, unproductive, uninhabited Yarrow can be found growing wild on waste ground.
uncultivated cultivated, developed, productive, in use, fruitful, arable, verdant, habitable
lay something waste devastate, destroy, ruin, spoil, total (slang), sack, undo, trash (slang), ravage, raze, despoil, wreak havoc upon, depredate (rare) The war has laid waste large regions of the country.
waste away decline, dwindle, wither, perish, sink, fade, crumble, decay, wane, ebb, wear out, atrophy People dying from cancer grow thin and visibly waste away.
Proverbs
"It's no use making shoes for geese"
Usage: Waste and wastage are to some extent interchangeable, but many people think that wastage should not be used to refer to loss resulting from human carelessness, inefficiency, etc.: a waste (not a wastage) of time, money, effort, etc.

waste

verb
1. To use up foolishly or needlessly:
2. To spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly:
Slang: blow.
3. To pass (time) without working or in avoiding work:
dawdle (away), fiddle away, idle (away), kill, trifle away, while (away), wile (away).
4. To lose strength or power.Also used with away:
Informal: fizzle (out).
5. To fail to take advantage of:
Idioms: let slip, let slip through one's fingers, lose out on.
6. To do away with completely and destructively:
consume, devour, eat (up), swallow (up).
7. To destroy completely as or as if by conquering:
Idiom: lay waste.
8. Slang. To cause the death of:
Slang: zap.
9. Slang. To take the life of (a person or persons) unlawfully:
Informal: put away.
noun
2. A tract of unproductive land:
badlands, barren (often used in plural), desert, wasteland, wilderness.
Translations
أرْض خَراب أو غَيْر خَصْبَهضَياعضَيَاعنُفايَه، فُضالَهيُبَدِّدُ
odpadplýtváníplýtvat
spildeaffalden forspildt mulighedødemarkspild
tuhlatatuhlaushukatakuihtua
otpadrasipati
pusztaság
eyîa, sóaeyîimörk, öræfi, auîneyîsla, sóunúrgangur
浪費浪費する
낭비낭비하다
atliekosdykvietėeikvojimas veltuigaišintimakulatūra
atkritumiizšķiešanaplašumišķiesttērēt
odpadpremárnenie
odpadkizapravljanjezapravljati
slösa bortsopor
ใช้ไปโดยเปล่าประโยชน์การสูญเสียโดยเปล่าประโยชน์
israfisraf etmekıssız yerziyanatık madde
phung phísự phung phí

waste

[weɪst]
A. N
1. (= misuse) → desperdicio m, derroche m
I hate wasteodio el desperdicio or el derroche
what a waste!¡qué desperdicio or derroche!
her death is a terrible wastesu muerte es una terrible pérdida
there was no waste on that meatesa carne no tenía desperdicio
an effort to locate and eliminate government wasteuna campaña para identificar y eliminar las áreas de ineficacia en el gobierno
to go to wasteecharse a perder, desperdiciarse
it's a waste of moneyes dinero perdido, es tirar or derrochar el dinero
it's a waste of timees una pérdida de tiempo
it's a waste of effortes un esfuerzo inútil
that man's a waste of space!¡ese hombre es un inútil!
2. (= rubbish) → basura f, desperdicios mpl; (= waste material, substance) → desechos mpl, residuos mpl
household wastebasura f doméstica
human wasteexcrementos mpl
nuclear wastedesechos mpl or residuos mpl nucleares
toxic wastedesechos mpl or residuos mpl tóxicos
3. (= leftover material) → material m sobrante
4. wastes the barren wastes of the Saharalas áridas y baldías inmensidades del Sáhara
B. VT
1. (= use inefficiently, squander) [+ water, electricity, gas] → derrochar; [+ money] → malgastar, derrochar; [+ time] → perder; [+ life] → echar a perder; [+ space, opportunity] → desaprovechar, desperdiciar; [+ food] → desperdiciar, echar a perder; [+ talent] → desaprovechar
I wasted a whole day on that journeyperdí un día entero haciendo ese viaje
don't waste your time trying to persuade herno pierdas el tiempo intentando persuadirla
to waste no time in doing sthno tardar en hacer algo
don't waste your efforts on himno derroches tus esfuerzos or energías con él
all my efforts were wastedtodos mis esfuerzos fueron inútiles
sarcasm is wasted on himcon él el sarcasmo es inútil
caviar is wasted on himno sabe apreciar el caviar
nothing is wastedno se desperdicia nada, no se echa a perder nada
you're wasting your breath!¡estás gastando saliva!
2. (= weaken) [+ muscles] → atrofiar
cancer was wasting his bodyel cáncer lo estaba consumiendo or debilitando
3. (US) (= kill) → cargarse, liquidar
C. VI
1. waste not, want notquien no malgasta no pasa necesidades
D. ADJ
1. (= for disposal) [material] → de desecho; [gas, oil] → residual
2. (= leftover) [paper, fabric] → sobrante; [heat] → residual
3. (= unused) [ground] → baldío, yermo
4. to lay waste [+ country, area, town] → devastar, asolar
to lay waste to sthdevastar algo, asolar algo
E. CPD waste disposal N (industrial) → eliminación f de los desechos or residuos; [of household waste] → eliminación f de la basura doméstica; (= device) = waste disposal unit waste disposal unit Ntriturador m de basura
waste heat Ncalor m residual
waste management Ntratamiento m de desechos, tratamiento m de residuos
waste material Nmaterial m de desecho
waste matter N (industrial) → residuos mpl; (from body) → excrementos mpl
waste paper Npapel m de desecho
waste pipe Ntubería f de desagüe
waste products NPL (industrial) → residuos mpl; (from body) → excrementos mpl
waste water Naguas fpl residuales
waste away VI + ADV [person] → consumirse; [muscles] → atrofiarse
you're not exactly wasting away (iro) → no es que te hayas consumido precisamente

waste

[ˈweɪst]
n
(= unnecessary use) [money] → gaspillage m; [substance] → perte f; [time] → perte f
It's a waste of money → C'est un gaspillage d'argent.
It's a waste of time → C'est une perte de temps.
it's a waste of time doing sth → c'est une perte de temps que de faire qch
it's such a waste! → c'est vraiment du gaspillage!
what a waste! → quel gaspillage!
to go to waste → être gaspillé(e)
to reduce waste → réduire le gaspillage
(= unwanted material) → déchets mpl
household waste → déchets ménagers
nuclear waste → déchets nucléaires
industrial waste → déchets industriels
to lay sth waste, to lay waste to sth → dévaster qch
modif
[energy, heat] → des déchets
a waste energy site → une installation de coïncinération waste materials
[land, ground] (in city)à l'abandon; (in country)en friche
vt
(= use too much of) [+ money, water, fuel] → gaspiller
I don't like wasting money → Je n'aime pas gaspiller l'argent.
(= not use properly) [+ time] → perdre; [+ opportunity] → gâcher
There's no time to waste → Il n'y a pas de temps à perdre.
to waste time doing sth → perdre du temps à faire qch
to waste a good scoring chance → vendanger une belle occasion de but
you're wasting your time → vous perdez votre temps wastes
npl (= barren areas) → mornes fpl étendues
waste away
vidépérir

waste

adj (= superfluous)überschüssig, überflüssig; (= left over)ungenutzt; landbrachliegend, ungenutzt; waste foodAbfall m; waste material/matterAbfallstoffe pl; to lay something waste, to lay waste to something (liter: = annihilate) → etw verwüsten
n
Verschwendung f; (= unusable materials)Abfall m; it’s a waste of time/moneyes ist Zeit-/Geldverschwendung; it’s a waste of your time and minedas ist nur (eine) Zeitverschwendung für uns beide; it’s a waste of effortdas ist nicht der Mühe (gen)wert; he’s/it’s a waste of space (inf)er/das taugt nichts; to go to waste (food) → umkommen; (training, money, land) → ungenutzt sein/bleiben, brachliegen; (talent etc) → verkümmern
(= waste material)Abfallstoffe pl; (in factory) → Schwund m; (= rubbish)Abfall m; metal wasteMetallabfall m
(= land, expanse)Wildnis f no pl, → Einöde f; the snowy wastes of Siberiadie Schneewüsten plSibiriens
vt
(= use badly or wrongly)verschwenden, vergeuden (→ on an +acc, → für); foodverschwenden; life, timevergeuden, vertun; opportunityvertun; you’re wasting your timedas ist reine Zeitverschwendung, damit vertust du nur deine Zeit; don’t waste my timestiehl mir nicht meine Zeit; you didn’t waste much time getting here! (inf)da bist du ja schon, du hast ja nicht gerade getrödelt! (inf); all our efforts were wastedall unsere Bemühungen waren umsonst or vergeblich; nothing is wastedes wird nichts verschwendet; your work won’t be wasteddeine Arbeit ist nicht vergeblich or umsonst getan; he didn’t waste any words in telling me …ohne viel(e) Worte zu machen or zu verlieren, sagte er mir …; to waste oneself on somebodysich an jdn verschwenden; I wouldn’t waste my breath talking to himich würde doch nicht für den meine Spucke vergeuden! (inf); don’t waste your efforts on himvergeuden Sie keine Mühe mit ihm!; Beethoven/your joke is wasted on himBeethoven/dein Witz ist an den verschwendet or vergeudet; you’re wasted in this jobSie sind zu schade für diese Arbeit
(= weaken)auszehren; strengthaufzehren
(= lay waste)verwüsten
(inf: = kill) → kaltmachen (inf)
vi (food)umkommen; (skills)verkümmern; (body)verfallen; (strength, assets)schwinden; waste not, want not (Prov) → spare in der Zeit, so hast du in der Not (Prov)

waste

:
waste disposal
waste disposal unit

waste

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waste gas
n (Tech) → Abgas nt
waste heat
n (from engine etc) → Abwärme f
waste heat recovery
nAbwärmerückgewinnung f
wasteland
nÖdland nt; (fig)Einöde f
waste management
waste oil
nAltöl nt
wastepaper
nPapierabfall m; (fig)Makulatur f
wastepaper basket
nPapierkorb m; they go straight into the wastedie wandern sofort in den Papierkorb
wastepaper collection
waste pipe
nAbflussrohr nt
waste product
nAbfallprodukt nt

waste

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waste recovery
nAbfallaufbereitung f, → Müllaufbereitung f
waste recycling
nAbfallverwertung f, → Müllverwertung f
waste reprocessing plant
nAbfallwiederaufbereitungsanlage f, → Müllverwertungswerk nt
waste separation
nAbfalltrennung f, → Mülltrennung f
waste water
nAbwasser nt

waste

[weɪst]
1. adj (material) → di scarto; (food) → avanzato/a; (land, ground, in city) → abbandonato/a, desolato/a; (in country) → incolto/a
to lay waste → devastare
2. n
a. (gen) → spreco; (of time) → perdita
it's a waste of money → è uno spreco di denaro
it's a waste of effort → è fatica sprecata
it's a waste of breath → è fiato sprecato
it's a waste of time doing that → è tempo sprecato
to go to waste → andare sprecato/a
b. (waste material, industrial, chemical) → scorie fpl; (rubbish) → spazzatura, immondizia, rifiuti mpl
nuclear waste → scorie mpl radioattive
c. (land, often pl) → distesa desolata
desert waste → landa desertica
3. vt (gen) → sprecare; (time, opportunity) → perdere, sprecare
you didn't waste much time finding a replacement! (iro) → non hai perso tempo a rimpiazzarmi!
he's wasted in that job → è sprecato in quel lavoro
sarcasm is wasted on him → non afferra il sarcasmo
to waste one's breath → sprecare (il) fiato
waste not, want not (Proverb) → chi risparmia guadagna
waste away vi + advdeperire, consumarsi

waste

(weist) verb
to fail to use (something) fully or in the correct or most useful way. You're wasting my time with all these stupid questions.
noun
1. material which is or has been made useless. industrial waste from the factories; (also adjective) waste material.
2. (the) act of wasting. That was a waste of an opportunity.
3. a huge stretch of unused or infertile land, or of water, desert, ice etc. the Arctic wastes.
ˈwastage (-tidʒ) noun
loss by wasting; the amount wasted. Of the total amount, roughly 20% was wastage.
ˈwasteful adjective
involving or causing waste. Throwing away that bread is wasteful.
ˈwastefully adverb
ˈwastefulness noun
waste paper
paper which is thrown away as not being useful. Offices usually have a great deal of waste paper.
wastepaper basket (ˈweispeipə)
a basket or other (small) container for waste paper. Put those old letters in the wastepaper basket.
waste pipe (ˈweispaip)
a pipe to carry off waste material, or water from a sink etc. The kitchen waste pipe is blocked.
waste away
to decay; to lose weight, strength and health etc. He is wasting away because he has a terrible disease.

waste

ضَيَاع, يُبَدِّدُ plýtvání, plýtvat spild, spilde verschwenden, Verschwendung σπατάλη, σπαταλώ desperdiciar, desperdicio tuhlata, tuhlaus gaspillage, gaspiller otpad, rasipati rifiuto, sprecare 浪費, 浪費する 낭비, 낭비하다 afval, verspillen avfall, sløse (bort) odpady, zmarnować desperdiçar, desperdício расточительство, тратить впустую slösa bort, sopor ใช้ไปโดยเปล่าประโยชน์, การสูญเสียโดยเปล่าประโยชน์ israf, israf etmek phung phí, sự phung phí 浪费

waste

n. desperdicio, residuo, gasto inútil; merma, pérdida;
___ of timepérdida de tiempo;
v. desperdiciar, desgastar, malgastar;
to ___ awaydemacrarse, consumirse.

waste

n desechos, residuos; hazardous — desechos or residuos peligrosos; medical — desechos or residuos médicos; metabolic — desechos or residuos metabólicos; vt desperdiciar; (money) malgastar; We don't want to waste health care dollars..No queremos malgastar recursos sanitarios.
References in classic literature ?
Well, we have tried not to waste our holiday, but each has had a task and worked at it with a will.
When we reached the grave, it looked a very little spot in that snow-covered waste.
Even the most confident and the stoutest hearts began to think the issue of the contest was becoming doubtful; and that abject class was hourly increasing in numbers, who thought they foresaw all the possessions of the English crown in America subdued by their Christian foes, or laid waste by the inroads of their relentless allies.
I've wasted most of this day," he declared, "and I intend to waste the rest of it.
I mean," he said hastily, "that you have the same opportunity to direct the lives of these young men into more regular, disciplined channels that I have to regulate and correct their foolish waste of industry and material here.
No less a portion of such homely witchcraft was requisite to reclaim, as it were, Phoebe's waste, cheerless, and dusky chamber, which had been untenanted so long--except by spiders, and mice, and rats, and ghosts--that it was all overgrown with the desolation which watches to obliterate every trace of man's happier hours.
It was doubtless caused by one of those meteors, which the night-watcher may so often observe burning out to waste, in the vacant regions of the atmosphere So powerful was its radiance, that it thoroughly illuminated the dense medium of cloud betwixt the sky and earth.
With what wistful look did he eye every trembling ray of light streaming across the waste fields from some distant window
Mr Starbuck, mind that cooper don't waste the spare staves.
Either do that, sir, or waste in one day more oil than we may make good in a year.
He could not bear any careless loitering and waste of time; and nothing was so near making him angry as to find people, who were always late, wanting a cab horse to be driven hard, to make up for their idleness.
They don't waste anything here," said the guide, and then he laughed and added a witticism, which he was pleased that his unsophisticated friends should take to be his own: "They use everything about the hog except the squeal.