wasted

adjective wast·ed \ ˈwā-stəd \

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

Examples of wasted in a Sentence

  1. I saw him before the party and he was already wasted.

  2. 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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WASTED Defined for English Language Learners

wasted

Definition of wasted for English Language Learners

  • : not used, spent, etc., in a good, useful, or effective way

  • : very thin because of sickness or lack of food

  • : very drunk or affected by drugs



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