wasted

adjective
wast·​ed | \ ˈwā-stəd How to pronounce wasted (audio) \

Definition of wasted

1 : laid waste : ravaged
2 : impaired in strength or health : emaciated
3 archaic : gone by : elapsed the chronicle of wasted time— William Shakespeare
4 : unprofitably used, made, or expended wasted effort
5 slang : intoxicated from drugs or alcohol

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Examples of wasted in a Sentence

I saw him before the party and he was already wasted. a wasted frame—a shadow of the man he once was

First Known Use of wasted

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of wasted was in the 15th century

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“Wasted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wasted. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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wasted

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of wasted

: not used, spent, etc., in a good, useful, or effective way
: very thin because of sickness or lack of food
informal : very drunk or affected by drugs

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