英音 [weɪst] 美音 [west]
vt.& vi. 徒劳;（使）损耗;（使）消瘦;浪费;
adj. 废弃的， 无用的， 荒芜的;
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"
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"
the trait of wasting resources;
"a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"
"the wastefulness of missed opportunities"
an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation;
"the barrens of central Africa"
"the trackless wastes of the desert"
(law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
located in a dismal or remote area; desolate;
"a desert island"
"a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"
"a wild stretch of land"
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"
run off as waste;
"The water wastes back into the ocean"
get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing;
"The mafia liquidated the informer"
"the double agent was neutralized"
"waste not, want not"
lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief;
"After her husband died, she just pined away"
cause to grow thin or weak;
"The treatment emaciated him"
cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly;
"The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
become physically weaker;
"Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
wastebasket n. 废纸篓;
wasted adj. （常指因病而）憔悴的，疲惫不堪;徒劳的；无用的;
wasteful adj. 浪费的;挥霍的;奢侈的;〈诗〉荒芜的;
wasteland n. 荒地;荒漠;贫乏;
wastepaper n. 纸屑; adj. 废纸的;
waster n. 造成浪费的人或东西，挥霍者;不珍惜时间和金钱的人;
wastewater n. 废水;
waste management 废物管理;
printed waste 废印刷纸;
fluoride waste 含氟废物;
immobilized waste 固定废物;
waste fuel 废燃料，燃料渣;
waste strength 废水浓度;
waste products 废品，次品;
waste slag 废渣，弃渣;
cool waste 低放射性废物;
waste away 变得衰弱[消瘦];铄;
filament waste 碎片废料;
surface waste 地面径流;
waste heap 废石堆，废石推;
distillery waste [医]酒厂废水;
yarn waste 纱线下脚;
waste classification [医]废物分类;
metabolic waste 代谢废料;
waste monitoring 废物监测;
unreclaimable waste 不可修废品;
waste raise 放废石天井;