the process of wasting
anything lost by wear or waste
The amount or proportion of something that is wasted or lost by deterioration
The average wastage is 1.5% in the grocery department.
Anything lost by wear or waste
Goods that are damaged, out of date, reduced, or generally unsaleable, which are destined to be thrown away and which are written off as a loss
In hunting, the act of abandoning animal carcasses or parts; usually illegal
Origin: waste + -age
loss by use, decay, evaporation, leakage, or the like; waste
Wastage was a British term used during World War I. It was used to describe the severity of losses experienced during the war. On the quietest day of the war the British were losing 7,000 men killed and wounded.
The numerical value of wastage in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of wastage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's a big deal. I think it is definitely an improvement over what the policy is today, no policy is ever going to be completely fair for everyone because there aren't enough kidneys for everyone who needs one, but this is a step in the right direction to make sure we are reducing organ wastage and trying to increase the number of people getting kidneys.
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