wasted

adjective

Definition of wasted

  1. 1 :  laid waste :  ravaged

  2. 2 :  impaired in strength or health :  emaciated

  3. 3 archaic :  gone by :  elapsed <the chronicle of wasted time — Shakespeare>

  4. 4 :  unprofitably used, made, or expended <wasted effort>

  5. 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>

15th Century

First Known Use of wasted

15th century


WASTED Defined for English Language Learners

wasted

adjective

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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