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Definition of "wasting" []

  • Gradually deteriorating; declining: the wasting process of erosion. (adjective)
  • Sapping the strength, energy, or substance of the body; emaciating: a wasting disease. (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 "wasting" in a sentence
  • "In _The boy wasting his time does not study_, the words _wasting his time_ form an adjective phrase modifying _boy_."
  • ""And so it is," I insisted to the Man of Wrath, when he protested against what he called wasting my time upstairs."
  • "The first was a comment he made discouraging major corporations from what he described as wasting money by holding conventions in Las Vegas while accepting bail-out cash."