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ˈweɪ stɪŋwast·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cachexia, cachexy, wastingnoun

    any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease

  2. atrophy, wasting, wasting awaynoun

    a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse

Wiktionary

  1. wastingadjective

    Referring to something that cause a waste, particularly a wasting disease which causes pronounced loss of body mass.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wasting

    of Waste

  2. Wastingadjective

    causing waste; also, undergoing waste; diminishing; as, a wasting disease; a wasting fortune

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  1. Wasting

    In medicine, wasting, also known as wasting syndrome, refers to the process by which a debilitating disease causes muscle and fat tissue to "waste" away. Wasting is sometimes referred to as "acute malnutrition" because it is believed that episodes of wasting have a short duration, in contrast to stunting, which is regarded as chronic malnutrition. According to the latest UN estimates, an estimated 52 million children under 5 years of age, or 8%, were wasted in 2011. The vast majority, about 70%, of the world's wasted children live in Asia, most in South-Central Asia.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'wasting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4284

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wasting in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wasting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of wasting in a Sentence

  1. Louise Erdrich:

    Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.” ― Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP

  2. Donald Trump:

    Elect more Republicans in November and we will pass the finest, fairest and most comprehensive Immigration Bills anywhere in the world, republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November. Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!

  3. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Keep writing complaints & yelling at the back office customer care of SBI Securities, but none will hear you and shamelessly pretend as if there is no problem with their web and mobile trading platform and complaining to SEBI against brokerage firm means wasting own time and headache

  4. Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General:

    From California to Maine, consumers ingest pills, powders and liquids every day, not knowing whether they are wasting money or whether they may end up harming, rather than helping, themselves. Unfortunately, many of these products are not what they purport to be or can not do what the distributors claim they can do.

  5. Sam Kass:

    In the United States we throw away around 40 % of what we produce ; and globally, 28 % of the land under cultivation grows food that ends up in landfills, not only are you wasting all of the energy and water -- and the emissions from nitrous oxide from fertilizers -- you then just dump that into a landfill, which produces methane in amounts that is just staggering.

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