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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An uninhabited or sparsely settled region. Also: Material not usable for the ordinary or main purpose of manufacture. (plural)

Usage examples (38)
  • Verb (used without object) : A candle wastes in burning. ,The might of England is wasting
  • Noun : The project was a waste of material, money, time, and energy. ,waste of opportunity. ,the waste and repair of bodily tissue. ,The forest fire...
  • Department of Agriculture began promoting what they call the wastes '
  • The Independent: McCain wastes no time in turning negative for more
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