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Trash vs. Waste

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Trash

Waste material; refuse
The subway entrance was blocked with trash
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Waste

Waste (or wastes) are unwanted or unusable materials. Waste is any substance which is discarded after primary use, or is worthless, defective and of no use.
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Trash

A person or people regarded as being of very low social standing
Clubs patronized by rock trash
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Waste

Use or expend carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose
We can't afford to waste electricity
I don't use the car, so why should I waste precious money on it?
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Trash

The leaves, tops, and crushed stems of sugar cane, used as fuel.
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Waste

(of a person or a part of the body) become progressively weaker and more emaciated
She was visibly wasting away
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Trash

Damage or destroy
My apartment's been totally trashed
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Waste

Devastate or ruin (a place)
He seized their cattle and wasted their country
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Trash

Criticize severely
Trade associations trashed the legislation as deficient
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Waste

(of time) pass away
The years were wasting
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Trash

Intoxicated with alcohol or drugs
There was booze, but nobody really got trashed
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Waste

(of a material, substance, or by-product) eliminated or discarded as no longer useful or required after the completion of a process
Ensure that waste materials are disposed of responsibly
Plants produce oxygen as a waste product
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Trash

Strip (sugar canes) of their outer leaves to ripen them faster.
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Waste

(of an area of land, typically an urban one) not used, cultivated, or built on
A patch of waste ground
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Trash

Worthless or discarded material or objects; refuse or rubbish.
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Waste

An act or instance of using or expending something carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose
It's a waste of time trying to argue with him
They had learned to avoid waste
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Trash

A place or receptacle where rubbish is discarded
Threw the wrapper in the trash.
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Waste

Unwanted or unusable material, substances, or by-products
Nuclear waste
Hazardous industrial wastes
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Trash

Something considered worthless or of inferior quality, such as a piece of writing.
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Waste

A large area of barren, typically uninhabited land
The icy wastes of the Antarctic
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Trash

Disparaging, often abusive speech about a person or group.
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Waste

Damage to an estate caused by an act or by neglect, especially by a life tenant.
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Trash

A person or group of people regarded as worthless or contemptible.
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Waste

To use, consume, spend, or expend thoughtlessly or carelessly.
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Trash

Something broken off or removed to be discarded, especially plant trimmings.
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Waste

To cause to lose energy, strength, or vigor; exhaust, tire, or enfeeble
Disease wasted his body.
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Trash

The refuse of sugarcane after extraction of the juice.
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Waste

To fail to take advantage of or use for profit; lose
Waste an opportunity.
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Trash

To throw away; discard
Trashed the broken toaster.
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Waste

To destroy completely
The invaders wasted the village.
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Trash

To damage or wreck, as by vandalism
The house got trashed during the party.
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Waste

(Slang) To kill; murder.
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Trash

To criticize severely or attack verbally
The film was trashed by reviewers.
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Waste

To lose energy, strength, weight, or vigor; become weak or enfeebled
Wasting away from an illness.
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Trash

To remove twigs or branches from (a tree, for example).
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Waste

To pass without being put to use
Time is wasting.
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Trash

To cut off the outer leaves of (growing sugarcane).
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Waste

The act or an instance of wasting or the condition of being wasted
A waste of talent.
Gone to waste.
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Trash

Useless physical things to be discarded; rubbish; refuse.
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Waste

A place, region, or land that is uninhabited or uncultivated; a desert or wilderness.
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Trash

A container into which things are discarded.
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Waste

A devastated or destroyed region, town, or building; a ruin.
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Trash

Something worthless or of poor quality.
When your life is trash, you don't have much to lose.
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Waste

An unusable or unwanted substance or material, such as a waste product
Industrial wastes.
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Trash

A dubious assertion, either for appearing untrue or for being excessively boastful.
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Waste

Something, such as steam, that escapes without being used.
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Trash

The disused stems, leaves, or vines of a crop, as well as any weeds mixed therewith, which will either be plowed in as green manure or be removed by raking, grazing, or burning.
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Waste

Garbage; trash.
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Trash

Loose-leaf tobacco of a low grade, with much less commercial value than the principal grades.
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Waste

The undigested residue of food eliminated from the body; excrement.
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Trash

People of low social status or class. See, for example, white trash or Eurotrash.
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Waste

Regarded or discarded as worthless or useless
Waste trimmings.
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Trash

A fan who is excessively obsessed with their fandom and its fanworks.
I am Harry Potter trash.
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Waste

Used as a conveyance or container for refuse
A waste bin.
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Trash

(computing) Temporary storage on disk for files that the user has deleted, allowing them to be recovered if necessary.
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Waste

Excreted from the body
Waste matter.
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Trash

(US) To discard.
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Waste

Of material, useless by-products, or damaged, unsaleable products; garbage; rubbish.
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Trash

(US) To make into a mess.
The burglars trashed the house.
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Waste

Or urine.
The cage was littered with animal waste.
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Trash

(US) To beat soundly in a game.
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Waste

A wasteland; an uninhabited desolate region; a wilderness or desert.
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Trash

(US) To disrespect someone or something
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Waste

A place that has been laid waste or destroyed.
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Trash

To free from trash, or worthless matter; hence, to lop; to crop.
To trash the rattoons of sugar cane
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Waste

A large tract of uncultivated land.
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Trash

To treat as trash, or worthless matter; hence, to spurn, humiliate, or crush.
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Waste

(historical) The part of the land of a manor (of whatever size) not used for cultivation or grazing, nowadays treated as common land.
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Trash

To hold back by a trash or leash, as a dog in pursuing game; hence, to retard, encumber, or restrain; to clog; to hinder vexatiously.
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Waste

A vast expanse of water.
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Trash

That which is worthless or useless; rubbish; refuse.
Who steals my purse steals trash.
A haunch of venison would be trash to a Brahmin.
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Waste

A disused mine or part of one.
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Trash

Especially, loppings and leaves of trees, bruised sugar cane, or the like.
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Waste

The action or progress of wasting; extravagant consumption or ineffectual use.
That was a waste of time!
Her life seemed a waste.
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Trash

A worthless person.
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Waste

Large abundance of something, specifically without it being used.
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Trash

A collar, leash, or halter used to restrain a dog in pursuing game.
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Waste

Gradual loss or decay.
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Trash

To free from trash, or worthless matter; hence, to lop; to crop, as to trash the rattoons of sugar cane.
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Waste

A decaying of the body by disease; atrophy; wasting away.
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Trash

To treat as trash, or worthless matter; hence, to spurn, humiliate, or crush.
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Waste

(rare) destruction or devastation caused by war or natural disasters; see "to lay waste".
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Trash

To hold back by a trash or leash, as a dog in pursuing game; hence, to retard, encumber, or restrain; to clog; to hinder vexatiously.
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Waste

(legal) 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.
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Trash

To follow with violence and trampling.
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Waste

(geology) Material derived by mechanical and chemical erosion from the land, carried by streams to the sea.
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Trash

Worthless material that is to be disposed of
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Waste

Useless and contemptible.
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Trash

Worthless people
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Waste

Uncultivated, uninhabited.
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Trash

Nonsensical talk or writing
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Waste

Barren; desert.
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Trash

Amphetamine used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
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Waste

Rejected as being defective; eliminated as being worthless; produced in excess.
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Trash

Dispose of (something useless or old);
Trash these old chairs
Junk an old car
Scrap your old computer
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Waste

Superfluous; needless.
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Trash

Express a totally negative opinion of;
The critics panned the performance
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Waste

Dismal; gloomy; cheerless.
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Waste

Unfortunate; disappointing. en
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Waste

(transitive) To devastate; to destroy.
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Waste

(transitive) To squander (money or resources) uselessly; to spend (time) idly.
We wasted millions of dollars and several years on that project.
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Waste

To kill; to murder.
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Waste

(transitive) To wear away by degrees; to impair gradually; to deteriorate; to diminish by constant loss; to use up; to consume; to spend; to wear out.
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Waste

(intransitive) To gradually lose weight, weaken, become frail.
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Waste

(intransitive) To be diminished; to lose bulk, substance, strength, value etc. gradually.
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Waste

(legal) To damage, impair, or injure (an estate, etc.) voluntarily, or by allowing the buildings, fences, etc., to fall into decay.
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Waste

Desolate; devastated; stripped; bare; hence, dreary; dismal; gloomy; cheerless.
The dismal situation waste and wild.
His heart became appalled as he gazed forward into the waste darkness of futurity.
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Waste

Lying unused; unproductive; worthless; valueless; refuse; rejected; as, waste land; waste paper.
But his waste words returned to him in vain.
Not a waste or needless sound,Till we come to holier ground.
Ill day which made this beauty waste.
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Waste

Lost for want of occupiers or use; superfluous.
And strangled with her waste fertility.
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Waste

To bring to ruin; to devastate; to desolate; to destroy.
Thou barren ground, whom winter's wrath hath wasted,Art made a mirror to behold my plight.
The TiberInsults our walls, and wastes our fruitful grounds.
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Waste

To wear away by degrees; to impair gradually; to diminish by constant loss; to use up; to consume; to spend; to wear out.
Until your carcasses be wasted in the wilderness.
O, were I ableTo waste it all myself, and leave ye none!
Here condemnedTo waste eternal days in woe and pain.
Wasted by such a course of life, the infirmities of age daily grew on him.
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Waste

To spend unnecessarily or carelessly; to employ prodigally; to expend without valuable result; to apply to useless purposes; to lavish vainly; to squander; to cause to be lost; to destroy by scattering or injury.
The younger son gathered all together, and . . . wasted his substance with riotous living.
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,And waste its sweetness on the desert air.
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Waste

To damage, impair, or injure, as an estate, voluntarily, or by suffering the buildings, fences, etc., to go to decay.
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Waste

To be diminished; to lose bulk, substance, strength, value, or the like, gradually; to be consumed; to dwindle; to grow less; - commonly used with away.
The time wasteth night and day.
The barrel of meal shall not waste.
But man dieth, and wasteth away.
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Waste

To procure or sustain a reduction of flesh; - said of a jockey in preparation for a race, etc.
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Waste

The act of wasting, or the state of being wasted; a squandering; needless destruction; useless consumption or expenditure; devastation; loss without equivalent gain; gradual loss or decrease, by use, wear, or decay; as, a waste of property, time, labor, words, etc.
For all this waste of wealth loss of blood.
He will never . . . in the way of waste, attempt us again.
Little wastes in great establishments, constantly occurring, may defeat the energies of a mighty capital.
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Waste

That which is wasted or desolate; a devastated, uncultivated, or wild country; a deserted region; an unoccupied or unemployed space; a dreary void; a desert; a wilderness.
All the leafy nation sinks at last,And Vulcan rides in triumph o'er the waste.
The gloomy waste of waters which bears his name is his tomb and his monument.
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Waste

That which is of no value; worthless remnants; refuse. Specifically: Remnants of cops, or other refuse resulting from the working of cotton, wool, hemp, and the like, used for wiping machinery, absorbing oil in the axle boxes of railway cars, etc.
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Waste

Spoil, destruction, or injury, done to houses, woods, fences, lands, etc., by a tenant for life or for years, to the prejudice of the heir, or of him in reversion or remainder.
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Waste

Old or abandoned workings, whether left as vacant space or filled with refuse.
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Waste

Material derived by mechanical and chemical erosion from the land, carried by streams to the sea.
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Waste

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
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Waste

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
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Waste

The trait of wasting resources;
A life characterized by thriftlessness and waste
The wastefulness of missed opportunities
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Waste

An uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation;
The barrens of central Africa
The trackless wastes of the desert
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Waste

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

Spend thoughtlessly; throw away;
He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends
You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree
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Waste

Use inefficiently or inappropriately;
Waste heat
Waste a joke on an unappreciative audience
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Waste

Get rid of;
We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer
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Waste

Run off as waste;
The water wastes back into the ocean
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Waste

Get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing;
The mafia liquidated the informer
The double agent was neutralized
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Waste

Spend extravagantly;
Waste not, want not
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Waste

Lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief;
After her husband died, she just pined away
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Waste

Cause to grow thin or weak;
The treatment emaciated him
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Waste

Devastate or ravage;
The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion
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Waste

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

Disposed of as useless;
Waste paper
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Waste

Located in a dismal or remote area; desolate;
A desert island
A godforsaken wilderness crossroads
A wild stretch of land
Waste places
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