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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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Then vandals struck one moonless night, Laid waste to all he'd done.
Security personnel had to be called in to bring about peace after the fight had laid waste some medical equipment.
Toads, killdeer, blackbirds and elk have slowly made their way back into the areas laid waste by the eruption, but it will be many years before forests reclaim the slopes and valleys, and probably centuries before the mountain can once again boast a full ecosystem.
Nine hundred years ago, Viking king Magnus Barefoot laid waste the little island.
It is by now old news that the Perkins-Dobson-Wildman-Bauer quartet is hysterical, close-minded, and out of touch with all but a vocal minority of religious fundamentalists who think that the ACLU has laid waste to the United States and that everything could be fixed if all gay people turned straight and Christians were just allowed to preach the Gospel in every corner of America's public squares.
The Roman orator Themistius described the bleak outcome from the Roman point of view: "After the indescribable Iliad of evils on the Ister [Dniester] and the onset of the monstrous flame [of war], when there was not yet a king set over the affairs of the Romans, with Thrace laid waste, with Illyria laid waste, when whole armies had vanished completely like a shadow, when neither impassable mountains, unfordable rivers, nor trackless wastes stood in the way, but when finally nearly the whole of the earth and sea had united beside the barbarians.
Thousands of the crop-eating bugs - which have already laid waste to huge areas of nearby North Africa - have already turned up on the islands, which are a favourite with British winter sun-seekers.
At stake is a $200m aid package for redevelopment in the wake of the 27-year civil war that laid waste to transport, administrative and social infrastructure.
24) that the enemies of Israel will be laid waste (v.
I speak for those whose land is being laid waste, whose homes are being destroyed, whose culture is being subverted.
Newcomer mentality and greed laid waste to these seemingly endless forests to make way for agriculture and settlements and to feed the logging boom of the 1800s.
In rapid-fire succession, the collapse of NASDAQ, the 2001 recession, the evaporation of hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of corporate earnings, and the spectacular swing to deficit from surplus for federal and state governments laid waste to this brave new world.