wast·​age | \ ˈwā-stij How to pronounce wastage (audio) \

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 on the Web So, circularity will not only reduce resource wastage but also slow down the inevitable threat of climate change and global warming. Naveen Joshi, Forbes, 2 May 2022 Waste reduction is at the heart of one-size swimwear brand Hunza G, with zero deadstock fabric or wastage created in the process. Nicole Kliest, Vogue, 28 Apr. 2022 Having a solid formula means less water wastage, less packaging, and less of a carbon footprint required to transport the product. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Apr. 2022 King also anticipates the emergence of new business tools that address wastage that was acceptable when in the office, including, new procurement systems, new equipment request systems, and tools to connect them. Alison Coleman, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 To achieve herd immunity in a year, taking into account a 5% wastage margin, India needs about 200 million doses per month, Balasubramaniam estimated. Samanth Subramanian, Quartz, 5 May 2021 In any case, India experiences considerable wastage—nearly 20% of all electricity produced annually, according to experts—due to technical and commercial reasons, according to the power ministry. Mimansa Verma, Quartz, 17 Nov. 2021 What about the actual diabolical activity—the violence, the rape, the pillage, the sheer wastage of lives? James Wood, The New Yorker, 24 Jan. 2022 Zipline’s on-demand delivery infrastructure eliminates wastage for healthcare systems and provides critical healthcare in five countries, serving 25 million people to date. Diana Tsai, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of wastage

1735, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2022

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“Wastage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wastage. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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