Definition of wasting

Definition of wasting
  1. wasting Adjective Referring to something that cause a waste, particularly a "wasting disease" which causes pronounced loss of body mass.
  2. wasting Verb Present participle of waste
  3. waste Noun A waste land; an uninhabited desolate region; a wilderness.
  4. waste Noun A place that has been laid waste or destroyed.
  5. waste Noun A large tract of uncultivated land.
  6. waste Noun A vast expanse of water.
  7. waste Noun A disused mine or part of one.
  8. waste Noun The action or progress of wasting; extravagant consumption or ineffectual use.
  9. waste Noun Large abundance of something, especially without it being used.
  10. waste Noun Gradual loss or decay.
  11. waste Noun A decaying of the body by disease; wasting away.
  12. waste Noun Destruction or devastation caused by war or natural disasters; See "to lay waste"
  13. waste Noun Excess of material, useless by-products or damaged, unsaleable products; garbage; rubbish.
  14. waste Noun Excrement (animal "waste", human "waste").
  15. waste Noun A cause of action which may be brought by the owner of a future interest in property against the current owner of that property to prevent the current owner from degrading the value or character of the property, either intentionally or through neglect.
  16. waste Adjective Uncultivated, uninhabited.
  17. waste Adjective Barren; desert.
  18. waste Adjective Rejected as being defective; eliminated as being worthless; produced in excess.
  19. waste Adjective Superfluous; needless.
  20. waste Adjective Unfortunate; Disappointing.
  21. waste Verb To devastate or destroy.
  22. waste Verb Use up, diminish, reduce by gradual loss; decay; emaciate.
  23. waste Verb Squander money or resources uselessly; spend time idly.
  24. waste Verb Kill; murder.
  25. waste Verb Gradually lose weight or weaken.
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