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

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
Recent Examples on the Web The party is a bit of a flop, except that Raquel, a K-pop single about espresso martinis, gets a little bit wasted and doesn’t know any of the questions in a weird game of truth or dare. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 9 Nov. 2021 Most of Louisiana’s wasted vaccine doses happened because vials containing the shots were opened, but hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and other providers couldn’t find someone to take the doses, health department spokesperson Kevin Litten said. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 14 Oct. 2021 Showing ads to the right individuals is a critical part of the marketing process and must be taken seriously to avoid wasted ad spend. Jonathan Durante, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of wasted

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wasted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wasted. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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