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How to Pronounce wasting?

Correct pronunciation for the word "wasting" is [wˈe͡ɪstɪŋ], [wˈe‍ɪstɪŋ], [w_ˈeɪ_s_t_ɪ_ŋ].

"Wasting" in context

Wasting is the term used to describe when resources are used in an inefficient or careless manner, resulting in nothing being produced, or an expected benefit being gained. Wasting creates inefficiencies in the system and can result in an excessive use of resources that could be put to better use elsewhere. Wasting can be seen in a number of different ways, such as excessive water used to water flowers in public parks, or petrol used when driving an inefficient car. In the home, excessive electricity or gas use can occur when items are left on standby, or not switched off at the mains when they aren't in use.

Usage over time for wasting:

This graph shows how "wasting" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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