1. [Noun]: (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect

2. [Noun]: an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation; "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert"

3. [Noun]: 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. [Noun]: the trait of wasting resources; "a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"; "the wastefulness of missed opportunities"

5. [Noun]: 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"

6. disposed of as useless; "waste paper"

7. located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places"

8. [Verb]: run off as waste; "The water wastes back into the ocean"

9. [Verb]: spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"

10. [Verb]: waste away; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"

11. [Verb]: cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"

12. [Verb]: spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"

13. [Verb]: get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"

14. [Verb]: get rid of; "We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"

15. [Verb]: devastate or ravage; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"

16. [Verb]: lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; "After her husband died, she just pined away"

17. [Verb]: use inefficiently or inappropriately; "waste heat"; "waste a joke on an unappreciative audience"

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