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

How to pronounce wasting?

  1. Alex
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    Karen
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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. 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.

  2. John Lennon:

    Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted.

  3. Donald Trump:

    We gotta win Iowa, we gotta win it. Okay so we're going to win it, okay? Otherwise we’re wasting our time, folks.

  4. Sana Dabbas:

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

  5. Catalunya Radio journalist Ernest Macia:

    After what has happened in the last two seasons, Champions League is now the priority -- I would say it's an obsession, in Barcelona we know we have potentially the best player of all time and that we are wasting our time committing absurd mistakes.

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