Definitions and translations for "waste"

Definition of waste

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Noun
1. A waste land; an uninhabited desolate region; a wilderness or desert.
2. A place that has been laid waste or destroyed.
3. A large tract of uncultivated land.
4. A vast expanse of water.
5. A disused mine or part of one.
6. The action or progress of wasting; extravagant consumption or ineffectual use.
That was a waste of time
Her life seemed a waste
7. Large abundance of something, specifically without it being used.
8. Gradual loss or decay.
9. A decaying of the body by disease; wasting away.
10. Destruction or devastation caused by war or natural disasters; See "to lay waste"
11. Excess of material, useless by-products or damaged, unsaleable products; garbage; rubbish.
12. Excrement
The cage was littered with animal waste
13. 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.
14. Material derived by mechanical and chemical erosion from the land, carried by streams to the sea.
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English - English - waste

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n. squandering, misuse, disuse; destruction, ruin, loss; desolation, wasteland; desert; refuse, rubbish, garbage; sewage
v. squander, misspend, misemploy; throw away; destroy, spoil; weaken, impoverish; consume; dwindle away; wither; murder (Slang)
adj. useless, leftover, unused; pertaining to rubbish; pertaining to animal waste; desolate, barren; desert; destroyed

English - Spanish - waste

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s. derroche, desaprovechamiento, desperdicio, despilfarro, dispendio; desechos, basura, desperdicios, residuos, ripio, sobras; pérdida
v. consumir, derrochar, desaprovechar, desbaratar, desperdiciar, despilfarrar, dilapidar, malbaratar, malgastar, malmeter; destruir, arrastrar a la ruina, devastar, echar a perder, malograr
adj. desperdiciado, baldío; residual

English - French - waste

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n. gaspillage; perte; gâchis; détérioration; déperdition; désert, région inculte; déchets; rebut; résidus; égouts; chagrin
v. gaspiller; gâcher; perdre; dilapider; dissiper; s'user, se consumer; s'épuiser; détruire; assassiner (argot)
adj. superflu, supplémentaire, gâché; non utilisé, perdu; de rebut; inculte, désertique, en friche; détruit

English - German - waste

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n. Verschwendung; Vergeudung; Untergang, Zerstörung; Destruktion; Wildnis; Wüste; Müll; Abfall; Dreck
v. verschwenden; vergeuden; zerstören, vernichten; schwächen; fertig sein; sich beenden; verschwenden; zertrümmern, morden (Slang)
adj. überflüssig, überbleibend, nicht ausgenutzt; Müll-; verwildert, öde; wüsten-; zerstört

English - Indonesian - waste

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n. penghilangan, pembuangan, pemborosan, kemubasiran, kerugian, ampas, limbah, sampah
v. memboroskan, membuang, mempercumakan, membarburkan, merusakkan, melemahkan, melelahkan, merana
a. gersang, tandus, sia-sia, berguna: tak berguna

English - Italian - waste

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s. spreco, sciupio, sperpero; immondizia, spazzatura, rifiuti; (Ind) scarti, cascami; deserto, regione disabitata; distesa desolata; (Fisiol, Med) deperimento; (Geol) detriti; escrementi; deterioramento
v. sciupare, sprecare; perdere; devastare, distruggere, rovinare; (Med) far deperire
agg. residuo, rimasto, avanzato; superfluo; di scarto, di rifiuto; inutilizzato; improduttivo, infruttifero, sterile; incolto, deserto; arido, desolato; (Fisiol) di scaro; (tecn) di scarico, per rifiuti

English - Polish - waste

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n. pustynia, pustkowie, bezludzie, marnotrawstwo, nieużytek, strata, bezmiar wody, odpady, odpadek, odrzut, niszczenie, trwonienie, zwietrzelina {geol.}
v. marnować, trawić, zmarnować, zmarnieć, zmarnotrawić, zmarudzić, stracić, tracić, zeżreć, trwonić, strwonić, zniszczyć, zżerać
a. pustynny, opustoszały, nieuprawny, bezwartościowy, wybrakowany, odpadkowy

English - Portuguese - waste

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s. gasto, perda, desperdício; destruição, ruína; vazio; deserto; restos, dejetos; resíduos; esgoto
v. gastar, desperdiçar; não aproveitar; destruir, eliminar, exterminar; enfraquecer; terminar; extinguir-se; desperdiçar-se; liquidar; assassinar (gíria)
adj. desnecessário, supérfluo, demasiado, não aproveitado; relativo a dejetos; desértico, destruído, vazio; arruinado

English - Romanian - waste

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n. gunoi, deşeuri, buci, rebuturi, maculatură, stricăciune din neglijenţă {jur.}, irosire, cheltuială, mâncătorie, delapidare, risipire, risipă, deşert, pustie, teren necultivat, paragină
v. cheltui, irosi, risipi, răşlui, risipi: se risipi, consuma, prăpădi, extenua, epuiza, degrada, pierde, şubrezi, uza, părăgini
a. nefolositor, inutilizabil, brac: de brac, gol, nelocuit, pustiu, necultivat, viran

English - Russian - waste

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с. излишняя трата, потери; ущерб, убыток; порча, порча имущества; небрежное отношение; отходы, отбросы, отребье; лом; выделение; пустыня
г. расточать, тратить впустую, истратить, разбазаривать, терять, терять время, опустошать, портить, истощаться, приходить к концу, изнурять, загубить, чахнуть
прил. пустынный, невозделанный, ненужный, незаселенный, опустошенный, оставленный, лишний, бросовой, негодный, бракованный, отработанный, отходящий, фановый, выхлопной

English - Turkish - waste

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f. boşa geçirmek, boşa harcamak, israf etmek, çarçur etmek, harcamak, heba etmek, harap etmek, tüketmek, öldürmek [amer.], aşınmak, tükenmek, aşırı zayıflamak
i. atık, artık, boşa harcama, israf, sarfiyat, boş arazi, ekilmemiş toprak, çöp, döküntü, değer kaybı
s. boş, ıssız, harap, kasvetli, sıkıcı, boşa harcanan, ekilmemiş, atık, artık, kullanılmış

English - Ukrainian - waste

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n. розтрачання, марнотратство, втрата, убуток, псування, розорення, відходи, обрізок: обрізки, рвань, металобрухт, утиль, сміття, виділення, зношування, схуднення, занепад, пустеля, порода: пуста порода, вивчаки, негосподарність
v. марнувати, гайнувати, марнотратитися, пропускати, спустошувати, псувати, виснажувати, закінчуватися, чахнути, минати, витрачати, винужати, витрачатися, здармувати, напелехати, нищитися, розбазарювати, тратити
a. пустельний, необроблений, непродуктивний, спустошений, непотрібний, бракований, відпрацьований, незаселений

English - Dutch - waste

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zn. verkwisting; uitbuiting; verlies; vernieling; vernietiging; wildernis; woestijn; afval; bijprodukten van afval; riool (water)
ww. verkwisten, uitbuiten; ruïneren; beschadigen; uitdunnen; vergaan; vernietigd worden; likwideren; vermoorden (slang)
bn. overbodig, overtollig, niet uitgebuit; afvals-; verlaten; geruïneerd; woest; vervallen

English - Greek - waste

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ουσ. απόβλητα, σπατάλη, φθορά
ρήμ. χαραμίζω, σταματώ, καταναλίσκω, φθείρω
επίθ. άχρηστος, έρημος, σπάταλος, χέρσος

English - Arabic - waste

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‏قفر، نفاية، ضياع، هدر، امتداد زمني لا نهائي، تبديد، فساد تدريجي، الحتات المجترف، فتاتع الصخور‏
‏بذر، بدد، تبعثر، بفسد تدريجيا، أضعف، تضائل، أضاع سدى‏
‏قاحل، مهمل، مجدب، خرب، مهدم‏

English - Chinese - waste

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(名) 废物, 损耗, 浪费
(动) 浪费, 使荒芜, 消耗; 浪费, 消瘦, 消耗
(形) 废弃的, 多余的, 荒芜的

English - Chinese - waste

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(名) 廢物, 損耗, 浪費
(動) 浪費, 使荒蕪, 消耗; 浪費, 消瘦, 消耗
(形) 廢棄的, 多餘的, 荒蕪的

English - Hindi - waste

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n. पैसा उड़ाना, उड़ाऊ, फ़ज़ूलख़र्ची, उपव्ययता, नाश, क्षय, नुक़सान, हानि, क्षति
v. उड़ाना, उड़ा देना, ख़र्च करना, सर्फ़ करना, व्यय करना, गंवाना, गंवा देना, निर्जन करना
a. सूना, वीरान, सुनसान, निर्जन, रद्दी, ग़ेर-आबाद, न बसा हुआ

English - Japanese - waste

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(形) 廃物の; 無用の; 荒れ果てた; 耕されていない
(動) むだに使う; 捨てる; 荒らす; すり減らす; 浪費する; 少なくなる; 殺人する(俗語)
(名) 浪費; 破壊; 荒廃; 荒れ地; 廃物; 排水

English - Korean - waste

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명. 낭비, 허비; 폐물; 황무지; 사막; 쓰레기; 오물
동. 낭비하다, 허비하다; 소모시키다; 황폐시키다; 훼손하다, 쇠약해지다; 살인하다 (속어)
형. 무용의, 헛된; 폐물의, 쓰레기의; 황폐한; 훼손된

English - Vietnamese - waste

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n. đất bỏ hoang, không trồng trọt, hoang địa, đồng hoang, sự hao mòn, sự xài phí
v. tàn phá, phá hoại, làm hao mòn, phung phí
a. bị tàn phá, vô giá trị, không dùng nữa
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Verb forms for waste
Present participle: wasting
Present: waste (3.person: wastes)
Past: wasted
Future: will waste
Present conditional: would waste
Present Perfect: have wasted (3.person: has wasted)
Past Perfect: had wasted
Future Perfect: will have wasted
Past conditional: would have wasted