"wasted" in the verb sense
1. waste, blow, squander
spend thoughtlessly throw away
"He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"
"You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
use inefficiently or inappropriately
"waste a joke on an unappreciative audience"
get rid of
"We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"
4. waste, run off
run off as waste
"The water wastes back into the ocean"
5. neutralize, neutralise, liquidate, waste, knock off, do in
get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
"The mafia liquidated the informer"
"the double agent was neutralized"
6. consume, squander, waste, ware
"waste not, want not"
7. pine away, waste, languish
lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
"After her husband died, she just pined away"
8. waste, emaciate, macerate
cause to grow thin or weak
"The treatment emaciated him"
9. lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge
cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
"The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
10. waste, rot
become physically weaker
"Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
"wasted" in the adjective sense
1. otiose, pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wasted
serving no useful purpose having no excuse for being
"otiose lines in a play"
"advice is wasted words"
"a pointless remark"
"a life essentially purposeless"
2. squandered, wasted
not used to good advantage
"squandered money cannot be replaced"
"a wasted effort"
3. atrophied, wasted, diminished
of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use
"partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm"
4. cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted
very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
"a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"
"eyes were haggard and cavernous"
"small pinched faces"
"kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"
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