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Synonyms for waste

Synonyms for (noun) waste

Synonyms: waste, wastefulness, dissipation Definition: useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly Usage: if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste; mindless dissipation of natural resources

Similar words: activity Definition: any specific behavior Usage: they avoided all recreational activity

Synonyms: waste, permissive waste Definition: (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect

Similar words: human action, human activity, deed, act Definition: something that people do or cause to happen

Synonyms: waste, wastefulness, thriftlessness Definition: the trait of wasting resources Usage: a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste; the wastefulness of missed opportunities

Similar words: improvidence, shortsightedness Definition: a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources

Synonyms: waste, wasteland, barren Definition: an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation Usage: the barrens of central Africa; the trackless wastes of the desert

Similar words: wild, wilderness Definition: a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition Usage: it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers

Synonyms: waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product Definition: any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted Usage: they collect the waste once a week; much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers

Similar words: material, stuff Definition: the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object Usage: coal is a hard black material; wheat is the stuff they use to make bread

Synonyms for (verb) waste

Synonyms: rot, waste Definition: become physically weaker Usage: Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world

Similar words: deteriorate, devolve, degenerate, drop Definition: grow worse Usage: Her condition deteriorated; Conditions in the slums degenerated; The discussion devolved into a shouting match

Synonyms: desolate, devastate, scourge, lay waste to, ravage, waste Definition: cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly Usage: The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion

Similar words: ruin, destroy Definition: destroy completely; damage irreparably Usage: You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!; The tears ruined her make-up

Synonyms: emaciate, waste, macerate Definition: cause to grow thin or weak Usage: The treatment emaciated him

Similar words: enfeeble, drain, debilitate Definition: make weak Usage: Life in the camp drained him

Synonyms: languish, pine away, waste Definition: lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief Usage: After her husband died, she just pined away

Similar words: weaken Definition: become weaker Usage: The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days

Synonyms: consume, squander, waste, ware Definition: spend extravagantly Usage: waste not, want not

Similar words: spend, expend, drop Definition: pay out Usage: spend money

Synonyms: waste Definition: use inefficiently or inappropriately Usage: waste heat; waste a joke on an unappreciative audience

Similar words: use, utilise, utilize, employ, apply Definition: put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose Usage: 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

Synonyms: neutralise, neutralize, do in, waste, knock off, liquidate Definition: get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing Usage: The mafia liquidated the informer; the double agent was neutralized

Similar words: kill Definition: cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly Usage: This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank; The farmer killed a pig for the holidays

Synonyms: waste, run off Definition: run off as waste Usage: The water wastes back into the ocean

Similar words: flow, feed, course, run Definition: move along, of liquids Usage: Water flowed into the cave; the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi

Synonyms: waste Definition: get rid of Usage: We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer

Similar words: discard, dispose, toss, toss away, toss out, throw away, throw out, fling, put away, cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out Definition: throw or cast away Usage: Put away your worries

Synonyms: waste, squander, blow Definition: spend thoughtlessly; throw away Usage: He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends; You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree

Similar words: expend, use Definition: use up, consume fully Usage: The legislature expended its time on school questions

Synonyms for (adjective) waste

Synonyms: waste, wild, godforsaken Definition: located in a dismal or remote area; desolate Usage: a desert island; a godforsaken wilderness crossroads; a wild stretch of land; waste places

Similar words: inhospitable Definition: unfavorable to life or growth Usage: the barren inhospitable desert; inhospitable mountain areas