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wastes

noun
plural of waste

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 an instance of spending money or resources without care or restraint
  • it seems like a waste to spend my entire paycheck on a bigger TV

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2 land that is uninhabited or not fit for crops
  • an area that was a barren waste after the strip-mining had ended

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3 a wide space or area
  • a legendary mariner doomed to sail the watery wastes of the world until Judgment Day

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4 a gradual weakening, loss, or destruction
  • the slow waste of the once broad beach by the relentless tide

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wastes

verb
present tense third-person singular of waste

Synonyms & Antonyms of wastes (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to use up carelessly
  • he wasted his lottery winnings on booze-soaked nights with gold diggers

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2 to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of
  • one country attempting to waste another

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“Wastes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wastes. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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