Meaning of WASTE in English

WASTE

n.

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English waste, wast, from Anglo-French wast

Date: 14th century

1 a (1) : being wild and uninhabited : DESOLATE (2) : ARID , EMPTY b : not cultivated : not productive

2 : being in a ruined or devastated condition

3 [ 1 waste ] a : discarded as worthless, defective, or of no use : REFUSE < waste material> b : excreted from or stored in inert form in a living body as a byproduct of vital activity < waste products>

4 [ 1 waste ] : serving to conduct or hold refuse material <a waste barrel> specifically : carrying off superfluous water <a waste drain>

5 : WASTED 4

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