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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.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

How to pronounce wasting?

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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. H.L. Nick Harvey:

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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Tiger Woods:

    Yes. Because it's what I've always wanted to do. I would be wasting my time if I was out there practicing as much as I do and putting as much into it if I didn't want to be in this position, and wasting the people's time around me, as well, that helped me get to this point, of course I want to be that guy. I said it last year, golf is waiting for someone like that to step forward, put their hand up and win the big tournaments.

  5. 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.

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