What does wasting mean?

Definitions for wasting
ˈweɪ stɪŋwast·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word wasting.

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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. R. Stevens, Diesel Sweeties, 08-16-05:

    Wasting sarcasm is a sin.

  2. John Lennon:

    Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted.

  3. Bertrand Russell:

    The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

  4. Weiss Schnee:

    You may be fast but you still accel at wasting time!

  5. Sana Dabbas:

    We spend more time wasting time on thinking about wasted time.

Images & Illustrations of wasting

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