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waste 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/wāst/,
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wasting, present participle; wasted, past tense; wasted, past participle; wastes, 3rd person singular present;
  1. (of a material, substance, or byproduct) 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
  2. (of an area of land, typically in a city or town) Not used, cultivated, or built on
    • - a patch of waste ground
Verb
  1. 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?
  2. Bestow or expend on an unappreciative recipient
    • - her small talk was wasted on this guest
  3. Fail to make full or good use of
    • - we're wasted in this job
  4. (of a person or a part of the body) Become progressively weaker and more emaciated
    • - she was dying of AIDS, visibly wasting away
    • - a wasting disease
  5. Cause to do this
    • - these symptoms wasted the patients very much
  6. Devastate or ruin (a place)
    • - he seized their cattle and wasted their country
  7. Kill or severely injure (someone)
    • - I saw them waste the guy I worked for
  8. (of time) Pass away; be spent
    • - the years were wasting
Noun
  1. 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
  2. The gradual loss or diminution of something
    • - he was pale and weak from waste of blood
  3. Material that is not wanted; the unusable remains or byproducts of something
    • - bodily waste
    • - hazardous industrial wastes
  4. A large area of barren, typically uninhabited land
    • - the icy wastes of the Antarctic
  5. Damage to an estate caused by an act or by neglect, esp. by a life-tenant


  1. 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"
  2. godforsaken: located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places"
  3. spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
  4. use inefficiently or inappropriately; "waste heat"; "waste a joke on an unappreciative audience"
  5. 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"
  6. get rid of; "We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"
  7. Waste (also known as rubbish, trash, refuse, garbage, or junk) is unwanted or unusable materials. Litter is waste which has been disposed of improperly, particularly waste which has been carelessly disposed of in plain sight, as opposed to waste which has been dumped to avoid paying for waste ...
  8. WASTE is a peer-to-peer and friend-to-friend protocol and software application developed by Justin Frankel at Nullsoft in 2003 that features instant messaging, chat rooms and file browsing/sharing capabilities. The name WASTE is a reference to Thomas Pynchon's novel The Crying of Lot 49. ...
  9. Waste is a term used in the law of real property to describe a cause of action that can be brought in court to address a change in condition of real property brought about by a current tenant that damages or destroys the value of that property. ...
  10. Waste is a play by the English author Harley Granville Barker. It exists in two wholly different versions, from 1906 and 1927. ...
  11. A waste land; an uninhabited desolate region; a wilderness; A place that has been laid waste or destroyed; A large tract of uncultivated land; A vast expanse of water; A disused mine or part of one; The action or progress of wasting; extravagant consumption or ineffectual use; Large abundance of ...
  12. (wasteness) The state of being laid waste; desolation; The state of being uncultivated; wild, barren; A wilderness
  13. (Wastes) means substances, solutions, mixtures, or articles containing or contaminated with one or more constituents which are subject to the provisions of IMDG Code (2004 Edition) and for which no direct use is envisaged but which are transported for dumping, incineration, or other methods of ...
  14. An improper use or abuse of property by one in possession of land, who holds less than the fee ownership, such as a tenant, life tenant, mortgagor, or vendee.
  15. A term for planned spoilage.
  16. To dream of wandering through waste places, foreshadows doubt and failure, where promise of success was bright before you. To dream of wasting your fortune, denotes you will be unpleasantly encumbered with domestic cares.
  17. Destruction or injury to real property.
  18. Unusable paper or paper damage during normal makeready, printing or binding operations, as compared to spoilage.
  19. Destruction or damage to a property (usually by a tenant).
  20. The medieval application of the term is much like its modern connotations, but it was used in a legal sense referring to land that was unoccupied, undeveloped or uncultivated. As a result the land could not be the source of any tax or other revenue to its owner. ...
  21. Shining a light on an object, then slowing turning the light away so that some of the light will miss or fall off the object. (Lighting)
  22. Rock lacking suffiencient grade and/or other characterisitcs of ore to be economical.
  23. wood that will be removed in the finished work, often retained during working as a handle.
  24. A substance or material with no inherent value or usefulness, or a substance or material discarded despite its inherent value or usefulness.
  25. Municipal solid waste, landfill gas, methane, digester gas, liquid acetonitrile waste, tall oil, waste alcohol, medical waste, paper pellets, sludge waste, solid byproducts, tires, agricultural byproducts, closed loop biomass, fish oil, and straw.