What does wasting mean?

Definitions for wasting
ˈweɪ stɪŋwast·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cachexia, cachexy, wasting(noun)

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

  2. atrophy, wasting, wasting away(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. wasting(Adjective)

    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. Wasting(adj)

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

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How to say wasting in sign language?

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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. Nick Littlehales:

    Although it's a very simple process, once focused on it you realize that you can actually be spending a lot of your valuable time wasting it trying to sleep.

  2. H.L. Nick Harvey:

    If you are not putting water on the flames, then you are wasting water.

  3. Jeremy Corbyn:

    Going to war creates a legacy of bitterness and problems, let us be a force for change in the world, a force for humanity in the world, a force for peace in the world, and a force that recognizes we can not go on like this, with grotesque levels of global inequality, grotesque threats to our environment all around the world, without the rich and powerful governments stepping up to the plate to make sure our world becomes safer and better -- and those people don't end up in poverty, in refugee camps, wasting their lives away.

  4. President Bill Clinton on Wednesday:

    I mean, going from conservative Republicans to liberal Democrats and the people in between saying there's too many people in jail and we're not doing enough to rehabilitate the ones you could rehabilitate, we're wasting too much money locking people up who don't need to be there.

  5. Steffen Schmidt:

    She's in a great spot, if you start organizing when you're down at 5%, you're wasting your money.

Images & Illustrations of wasting

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