wastage


wast·age

noun \ˈwā-stij\

: wasteful use of something valuable : loss of something by using too much of it or using it in a way that is not necessary or effective

Full Definition of WASTAGE

:  loss, decrease, or destruction of something (as by use, decay, erosion, or leakage); especially :  wasteful or avoidable loss of something valuable

Examples of WASTAGE

  1. <the slash-and-burn wastage of the surrounding countryside as the army made its way to the sea>

First Known Use of WASTAGE

1735

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