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Definitions of wasting

  1. a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Diminishing by dissipation; consuming by slow degrees. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. Diminishing by dissipation of substance and strength. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for wasting

  1. Come on, we're wasting time. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  2. Bravely she kept her heart, and carefully she saved her strength, swimming slowly, resting often, and wasting no breath in talk. – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
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