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

Keep scrolling for more

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about wasted

Statistics for wasted

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for wasted

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

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for wasted



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

: very drunk or affected by drugs

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on wasted

What made you want to look up wasted? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a nest or breeding place

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!