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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
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Subramanian Swamy: It is a toothless insipid and one sided resolution fit for the wastepaper basket.
I would have thrown away the Declaration of Human Rights in the wastepaper basket, torn off my clothes and gone into the street like Tarzan -- it seems the world has turned into a jungle in which a father is willing to offer his child to a man in his 80s.
In the same week that Marilyn Monroe's skirt was blown up as she stood above an air vent, in New York, Duggie Livingstone suffered the humiliation of seeing his team sheet lying crumpled in a wastepaper basket. Vic Keeble, Newcastle's centre forward once recalled: "We were all flabbergasted when the manager read out the team to us."
The slightest interference by Israel, or attempt to re-seal GazaCOs borders, should have resulted in the EU-Israel Agreements being torn up and consigned to the wastepaper basket of history.
He said, "Why don't you go and talk to them, you might learn something." I respected his opinion so I fished the response out of the wastepaper basket and thus began the journey.
Put briefly, L'Affaire, as it came to be known, began in 1893 when a French spy working as a cleaner in the offices of the German embassy in Paris discovered, in the wastepaper basket of the German military attache, an anonymous bordereau (an official French Army memorandum) containing French artillery secrets.
There, we lived in one room, our son in his crib in one corner, my studio the rickety table in the other, a cardboard box making do for a wastepaper basket filled with poem after poem only I would ever see, written on the back of scrapped assignments for classes at London University.
"It is surprising so talented a writer as Fannie Hurst didn't shove it right into the wastepaper basket where it belongs." The "review" went on to comment on the star's dozen costume changes.
I suspect that I am the only teacher at my school who regularly checks the wastepaper basket and recycling bins in our workroom for reusable materials.
I then ordered a new wastepaper basket (or as the generals refer to it, a circular file system) for $2,098,987.
"They're not just looking for a white set of sheets or a black wastepaper basket. Now they want the product by the famous designer in new, modern color.
The wastepaper basket could be a black-and-gold metal cachepot on bun feet.