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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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Large sections of Legahory and Burnside have been laid waste by these criminals and drug dealers and now Westacres is being wiped off the map.
Even the USSR, at its peak preparedness, knew it would've been laid waste if it had launched any of its ICBMs.
The earthquake that laid waste to San Francisco in 1906 brought the San Andreas fault into the seismologic limelight.
The soggy spectacle, arranged on the networking website, laid waste to an award-winning square built in honour of Nelson Mandela.
The villagers were terrified, cowering in the Staples Center, listening for the roar of the nine-headed dragon that laid waste to Minnesota and Utah on its way to Los Angeles.
Finding such periodicities is a vital step toward understanding what triggers droughts like those that laid waste to sections of the United States in the 1930s and 1950s.
The rest of the world laid waste to Wales in 2007 and 11 defeats in a year equalled the worst 12 months in Welsh rugby history.
Slow down: High speeds at last year's CART Marlboro 500 at California Speedway, where Mauricio Gugelmin laid waste to the tour's fastest lap record (previously 234.
For five days tourists and islanders have been swamped by the bugs, which have already laid waste to huge areas of nearby north Africa.
a physicist who worked to develop the atomic bomb, pleaded with his government not to use it and was heartbroken when Hiroshima and Nagasaki were laid waste, died Friday at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital near Chicago.
A bout of glandular fever and subsequent loss of form laid waste to his career - he now plays two levels beneath the European Tour - but Sherry has taken it all with stoicism.
They all seem to have conveniently forgotten that 10 per cent of British livestock have been slaughtered, thousands of people's lives ruined and the countryside laid waste.