Textual thesaurus for "waste"

(adj) wild, godforsaken

located in a dismal or remote area; desolate

a desert island; a godforsaken wilderness crossroads; a wild stretch of land; waste places

(noun) wastefulness, dissipation

useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly

if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste; mindless dissipation of natural resources

(noun) permissive waste

(law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect

(noun) wastefulness, thriftlessness

the trait of wasting resources

a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste; the wastefulness of missed opportunities

(noun) wasteland, barren

an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation

the barrens of central Africa; the trackless wastes of the desert

(noun) waste material, waste matter, waste product

any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted

they collect the waste once a week; much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers

(verb) rot

become physically weaker

Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world

(verb) desolate, devastate, scourge, lay waste to, ravage

cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion

(verb) emaciate, macerate

cause to grow thin or weak

The treatment emaciated him

(verb) languish, pine away

lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief

After her husband died, she just pined away

(verb) consume, squander, ware

spend extravagantly

waste not, want not

(verb) neutralise, neutralize, do in, knock off, liquidate

get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing

The mafia liquidated the informer; the double agent was neutralized

(verb) run off

run off as waste

The water wastes back into the ocean

(verb) squander, blow

spend thoughtlessly; throw away

He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends; You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree