wastage

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noun wast·age \ˈwā-stij\

Definition of wastage

  1. :  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

  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




WASTAGE Defined for English Language Learners

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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