Definition of waste:

part of speech: noun

Land untilled; a region ruined, deserted, or desolate; a space unoccupied; the act of squandering; that which is rejected; refuse cotton or silk; useless expense; among miners, the old neglected workings of a coalmine.

part of speech: adjective

Ruined; destroyed; uncultivated; rejected, or used for inferior purposes; that of which no account is taken.

part of speech: verb

To destroy or expend wantonly or unnecessarily; to squander; to throw away; to wear out; to consume; to damage or injure; to lose bulk or substance gradually; to be consumed or dissipated.

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