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 wasted

4 senses of wasted

Sense 1
otiose, pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wasted -- (serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being; "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"; "a pointless remark"; "a life essentially purposeless"; "senseless violence")

INDIRECT (VIA worthless) -> valuable -- (having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange; "a valuable diamond")

Sense 2
squandered, wasted -- (not used to good advantage; "squandered money cannot be replaced"; "a wasted effort")

INDIRECT (VIA lost) -> found -- (come upon unexpectedly or after searching; "found art"; "the lost-and-found department")

Sense 3
atrophied (vs. hypertrophied), wasted, diminished -- ((of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use; "partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm")


Sense 4
bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted -- (very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration")

INDIRECT (VIA thin) -> fat -- (having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was")

Similarity of adj wasted

4 senses of wasted

Sense 1
otiose, pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wasted -- (serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being; "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"; "a pointless remark"; "a life essentially purposeless"; "senseless violence")
       => worthless (vs. valuable) -- (lacking in usefulness or value; "a worthless idler")

Sense 2
squandered, wasted -- (not used to good advantage; "squandered money cannot be replaced"; "a wasted effort")
       => lost (vs. found) -- (no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered; "a lost child"; "lost friends"; "his lost book"; "lost opportunities")

Sense 3
atrophied (vs. hypertrophied), wasted, diminished -- ((of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use; "partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm")

Sense 4
bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted -- (very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration")
       => thin (vs. fat), lean -- (lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare)

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