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waste

 [wāst]
1. gradual loss, decay, or diminution of bulk.
2. material that is unfit for further use within the organism.
3. to gradually deteriorate.

waste

(wāst)
v.
To gradually lose energy, strength, or bodily substance, as from disease.
n.
The undigested residue of food eliminated from the body; excrement.

waste

Environment adjective Relating to materials that are discarded or disposed of–eg, waste water noun Materials that are discarded or disposed–eg, biohazardous, hazardous, and regulated waste Medicine verb To become emaciated, to lose body mass, as occurs in terminal stages of progressive disease–eg, AIDS or cancer

waste

1. gradual loss, decay, or diminution of bulk.
2. useless and effete material, unfit for further use within the organism.
3. to pine away or dwindle.

waste disposal
techniques for disposing of a veterinary practice's, or abattoir or feedlot or milking shed wastes. By incineration, deep burial, washed away in a sewer as any other effluent or reclamation for industrial or agricultural use. Disposal of wastes from a veterinary practice or service has additional problems. There is a need for disposal of animal cadavers, kennel and pen wastes, tissue specimens, blood and milk and other samples. Much of the material is infected, some of it dangerous to humans, and therefore needs to be disposed of legally and systematically.
waste management system
planned, economic and conservationist program for the recycling and conservation of waste.
recycled waste
includes chicken litter, newsprint, sugar cane bagasse, fruit pomace, crude sewage, sewage sludge used as pasture topdressing and feed for farm animals, newsprint used as bedding for horses. See also recycled animal wastes.
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Whenever I have heard the hymn since, it has made me remember that white waste and the little group of people; and the bluish air, full of fine, eddying snow, like long veils flying:
Give over, Umslopogaas," said Nada; "we do but waste the time that is left to me.
for, should these insects alight, it will be laid waste.
Don't waste any time turning up the whites of your eyes at me.
He saw himself perishing amid this dreadful snowy waste, and could see no means of escape.
But 'though I can paint it for you in three seconds it would take an hour to dry, and that's a waste of time.
Shouldn't have fired, Sinclair," he said; "can't waste ammunition.
Tippet was beyond succor--why waste a bullet that Caspak could never replace?
If you waste your time in profitless amusement, you cannot, of course, expect to share the rewards of industry.
He patted a client on the shoulder, and, more extraordinary still , he gave a client permission to waste his time.
The day had now fairly opened on the seemingly interminable waste of the prairie.
They will turn on their tracks like a fox that doubles, and then the rank smell of their own footsteps will show them the madness of their waste.