Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun waste

5 senses of waste

Sense 1
waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product -- (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")
       => material, stuff -- (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread")

Sense 2
waste, wastefulness, dissipation -- (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")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 3
thriftlessness, waste, wastefulness -- (the trait of wasting resources; "a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"; "the wastefulness of missed opportunities")
       => improvidence, shortsightedness -- (a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources)

Sense 4
barren, waste, wasteland -- (an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation; "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert")
       => wilderness, wild -- (a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition; "it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers")

Sense 5
waste, permissive waste -- ((law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect)
       => act, deed, human action, human activity -- (something that people do or cause to happen)

Antonyms of verb waste

1 of 10 senses of waste

Sense 1
waste, blow, squander -- (spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree")
       Antonym of conserve (Sense 3)
      => conserve, husband, economize, economise -- (use cautiously and frugally; "I try to economize my spare time"; "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb waste

10 senses of waste

Sense 1
waste, blow, squander -- (spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree")
       => use, expend -- (use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions")

Sense 2
waste -- (use inefficiently or inappropriately; "waste heat"; "waste a joke on an unappreciative audience")
       => use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ -- (put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer")

Sense 3
waste -- (get rid of; "We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer")
       => discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put away -- (throw or cast away; "Put away your worries")

Sense 4
waste, run off -- (run off as waste; "The water wastes back into the ocean")
       => run, flow, feed, course -- (move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi")

Sense 5
neutralize, neutralise, liquidate, waste, knock off, do in -- (get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized")
       => kill -- (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays")

Sense 6
consume, squander, waste, ware -- (spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not")
       => spend, expend, drop -- (pay out; "spend money")

Sense 7
pine away, waste, languish -- (lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; "After her husband died, she just pined away")
       => weaken -- (become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days")

Sense 8
waste, emaciate, macerate -- (cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him")
       => enfeeble, debilitate, drain -- (make weak; "Life in the camp drained him")

Sense 9
lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge -- (cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion")
       => destroy, ruin -- (destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up")

Sense 10
waste, rot -- (become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world")
       => devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate -- (grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match")

Antonyms of adj waste

1 sense of waste

Sense 1
godforsaken, waste, wild -- (located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places")

INDIRECT (VIA inhospitable) -> hospitable -- (favorable to life and growth; "soil sufficiently hospitable for forest growth"; "a hospitable environment")

Similarity of adj waste

1 sense of waste

Sense 1
godforsaken, waste, wild -- (located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places")
       => inhospitable (vs. hospitable) -- (unfavorable to life or growth; "the barren inhospitable desert"; "inhospitable mountain areas")

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