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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

Freebase

  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. Danielle Melfi:

    Our goal is to make sure that folks know exactly what has been delivered to them, we want to make sure we are taking that agenda straight to the American people, not wasting any time to communicate about this president delivering.

  2. Tony Blair, Speech to the Labor Party Conference 3 October 1995:

    …instead of wasting hundreds of millions of pounds on compulsory ID cards as the Tory Right demand, let that money provide thousands of extra police officers on the beat in our local communities.

  3. Ingrid Weir:

    If at first you don't succeed, sure, try again... but if you keep not succeeding, you should probably concentrate on something (or someone) else worthwhile & quit wasting your time.

  4. Meghan McCain:

    Im not trying to be a hater... and like, literally with some of this stuff, I do think there are some of these people running for president, yes its admirable to run for president, but at a certain point, Marianne Williamson, youre wasting our collective time and Id like to see people who are extremely serious that can win.

  5. DEEPA:

    Don't ever have hope on fake people because they always gives us fake hope.. wasting of our time... Believe in god and follow our own way

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