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  • located in a dismal or remote area; desolate
    • a desert island
    • a godforsaken wilderness crossroads
    • a wild stretch of land
    • waste places
  • (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
  • an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
    • the barrens of central Africa
    • the trackless wastes of the desert
  • the trait of wasting resources
    • a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste
    • the wastefulness of missed opportunities
  • 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
  • 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
  • become physically weaker
    • Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world
  • cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
    • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion
  • cause to grow thin or weak
    • The treatment emaciated him
  • lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
    • After her husband died, she just pined away
  • spend extravagantly
    • waste not, want not
  • get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
    • The mafia liquidated the informer
    • the double agent was neutralized
  • run off as waste
    • The water wastes back into the ocean
  • get rid of
    • We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer
  • use inefficiently or inappropriately
    • waste heat
    • waste a joke on an unappreciative audience
  • 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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