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Definition of "wasted" []

  • Not profitably used or maintained: a wasted inheritance. (adjective)
  • Needless or superfluous: These are wasted words. (adjective)
  • Deteriorated; ravaged: a wasted landscape. (adjective)
  • Frail and enfeebled, as from prolonged illness; emaciated. (adjective)
  • Slang Drunk or intoxicated. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wasted" in a sentence
  • "In short, at a tolerably large wine-party there was wasted, or _worse than wasted_, a quantity of Port wine sufficient to check the ravages of a typhus fever in an entire village."
  • "As brilliantly demonstrated in Jeff James's assured revival at The Print Room, in Bayswater, there's not a word wasted in this quietly harrowing portrait of a high-ranking official in an unnamed autocratic state conducting a series of sinister, sadistic "chats" with three detained and abused members of the same family: husband, wife and child."
  • "Will they elect another Democratic Senator only to see his term wasted by the dying remnants of Plantation and slave owners?"