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 in a Sentence
the slash-and-burn wastage of the surrounding countryside as the army made its way to the sea
Recent Examples of wastage from the Web
The idea for both new tools is to reduce the amount of money advertisers spend targeting the wrong people—known in the ad industry as wastage.
The shorts in Nike’s 2014 World Cup uniform were made of 100 percent recycled polyester, and the Flyknit technology, wherein the entire upper part of the shoe is knit into a seamless form, means there is zero material wastage.
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First Known Use of wastage
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Definition of wastage for English Language Learners
: 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
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