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tr.v. squan·dered, squan·der·ing, squan·ders
1. To spend wastefully or extravagantly; dissipate. See Synonyms at waste.
2. To fail to take advantage of: squandered an opportunity to go to college.
3. Archaic To scatter.
Extravagant expenditure; prodigality.

[Origin unknown.]

squan′der·er n.
squan′der·ing·ly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squanderer - a recklessly extravagant consumer
consumer - a person who uses goods or services
scattergood, spend-all, spendthrift, spender - someone who spends money prodigally
waster, wastrel - someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently
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