- To spend wastefully or extravagantly; dissipate. See Synonyms at waste. (verb-transitive)
- To fail to take advantage of; lose a chance for: squandered an opportunity to go to college. (verb-transitive)
- Obsolete To scatter. (verb-transitive)
- Extravagant expenditure; prodigality. (noun)
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