Definition of 'waste'
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Nuclear waste used to be dumped in storage ponds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The biggest food waste culprits include bagged salad and fresh herbs. The Sun (2017)Too much money is wasted paying over the top for products. The Sun (2017)How much time do people waste trying to get hold of others? Computing (2010)How it happened though is a bit of a mystery considering the chances the hosts wasted. The Sun (2016)This revolutionary automatic cat box washes away waste, keeping the tray and your cat clean. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Within weeks, residents complained of increased litter in the area and dog waste bins crammed with takeaway food packaging. Times, Sunday Times (2017)So millions more get wasted. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Families are throwing away 700 worth of food a year on average and the amount wasted has increased after years of decline. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You can also put food waste in the freezer to stop it going off and smelling, until your next bin collection is due. Times, Sunday Times (2017)These people waste no time finding a secure method of chatting. The Sun (2012)This is unfair and the process was a waste of time and effort. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We stop our bikes by a patch of waste ground. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We need to make best use of that waste through the subsidy system. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This would ease restrictions on pumping out waste in areas closer to the shore during the summer. The Sun (2013)This is no more likely than a politically acceptable solution to the nuclear waste disposal problem. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The island will not be ground down so much as wasted away. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)She said police time and resources would also be wasted. The Sun (2006)Childhood is such a useless waste of time. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It will show your kidneys are still prepared to flush waste from your body. The Sun (2012)So what can you do if you want to keep down the amount of food you waste? Times, Sunday Times (2014)She one million per cent wasted money. The Sun (2013)Wasted a golden chance before the interval to net as a lack of composure let him down. The Sun (2006)Any sweat contains wastes and toxins that the body wants to throw off. M.E. and You - a self-help plan (1988)This volume is a wasted opportunity on a critical topic of national import. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Which brought into culture the most waste land? Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)And it can help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill each year. The Sun (2012)That practising a healthy lifestyle is a waste of time? The Sun (2010)This may appear healthy at first but the body may become increasingly wasted. The Sun (2006)Such space is wasted when people sit in front of computer screens all day. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Boats lie stranded on barren wastes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One example is society's inability to control the generation and proper disposal of residues and wastes. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)Behind them a desert waste. Christianity Today (2000)Yes, it's the very definition of excess and waste. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: waste /weɪst/ NOUN
If you waste something such as time, money, or energy, you use too much of it doing something that is not important or necessary, or is unlikely to succeed. You can say that doing this is a waste of time, money, or energy.
It is a waste of time going to the doctor with most mild complaints.
- American English: waste
- Arabic: ضَيَاع
- Brazilian Portuguese: desperdício
- Chinese: 浪费
- Croatian: otpad
- Czech: plýtvání
- Danish: spild
- Dutch: afval
- European Spanish: desperdicio
- Finnish: tuhlaus
- French: gaspillage
- German: Verschwendung
- Greek: σπατάλη
- Italian: rifiuto immondizia
- Japanese: 浪費
- Korean: 낭비
- Norwegian: avfall
- Polish: odpady
- European Portuguese: desperdício
- Romanian: irosire
- Russian: расточительство
- Spanish: desperdicio
- Swedish: sopor
- Thai: การสูญเสียโดยเปล่าประโยชน์
- Turkish: israf
- Ukrainian: даремна витрата
- Vietnamese: sự phung phí
British English: waste /weɪst/ VERB
If you waste something such as time, money, or energy, you use too much of it doing something that is not important or necessary, or is unlikely to succeed.
There could be many reasons and he was not going to waste time speculating on them.
- American English: waste
- Arabic: يُبَدِّدُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: desperdiçar
- Chinese: 浪费
- Croatian: rasipati
- Czech: plýtvat
- Danish: spilde
- Dutch: verspillen
- European Spanish: desperdiciar
- Finnish: tuhlata menettää
- French: gaspiller
- German: verschwenden
- Greek: σπαταλώ
- Italian: sprecare
- Japanese: 浪費する
- Korean: 낭비하다
- Norwegian: sløse (bort)
- Polish: zmarnować
- European Portuguese: desperdiçar
- Romanian: a irosi
- Russian: тратить впустую
- Spanish: desperdiciar
- Swedish: slösa bort
- Thai: ใช้ไปโดยเปล่าประโยชน์
- Turkish: israf etmek
- Ukrainian: даремно витрачати
- Vietnamese: phung phí
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