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waste

waste

 
 
pronunciation:
weIst
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: wasted, wastes, wasting
definition: to use more or spend more of something than what you really need; to not use well.
Don't waste so much paper! It costs money.You waste too much time playing that game.
similar words:
blow, exhaust
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or state of not using something well.
Buying a car like that is a waste of money.
similar words:
destruction, misuse
definition 2: something that is not needed or wanted.
That factory puts its waste in the river.
synonyms:
garbage
similar words:
junk, litter, trash
Homophone Note
The word waste and waist (a part of the human body) sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Builder: waste +
  • wastebasket:
    a basket or large can that you put garbage in.
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  blood, body, conservation, excrete, natural resources