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way sting

  • n  any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
  • n  a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
  • v  spend thoughtlessly; throw away
  • v  use inefficiently or inappropriately
  • v  get rid of
  • v  run off as waste
  • v  get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
  • v  spend extravagantly
  • v  lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
  • v  cause to grow thin or weak
  • v  cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
  • v  become physically weaker
    Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world

  • Are you wasting energy? The average American releases about 50,000 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year and most of this waste comes from our homes.
  • Reducing your contribution to plastic-bag pollution is as simple as using a cloth bag (or one made of biodegradable plant-based materials) instead of wasting plastic ones.
  • Medical science has a jawbreaking name but no treatment and no sign of a cure for a mysterious wasting of the muscles.
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