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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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  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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's amazing how quickly everything can change, in the blink of an eyelid literally. So enjoy this moment, and live it with love and passion rather than wasting it with animosity and lethargy. You never know whether or not you may ever get a chance to enjoy such moment again. Enjoy Today!

  2. Robert Townsend:

    A good manager doesn't try to eliminate conflict; he tries to keep it from wasting the energies of his people. If you're the boss and your people fight you openly when they think that you are wrong -- that's healthy.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Feeling sorry for oneself, demonstrate the way of realizing its tragedies and mistakes of a life that may soften the burden of the pain, to look forward, with the best efforts. Indeed, sorry is a confession, not the wasting of time.

  4. Dr. Laura Schlessinger:

    the way we honor the dead is by living well...if we spend our lives never allowing ourselves to be hapy we are wasting what they lost." my hubby & I just this on fb last week & LOVE it!! thankx :)

  5. Kris Lawrence:

    We thought this was a done deal but it quickly fell apart when Tyson's people declined all offers, we were negotiating in good faith all along and it appears we just ended up wasting our time.

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