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wasted

adjective uk   /ˈweɪs.tɪd/ us  

wasted adjective (BADLY USED)

Wasted time, money, etc. is time, money, etc. that is not used effectively because it does not produce the result you wanted: He wasn't in when I got there, so it was a completely wasted journey.

wasted adjective (THIN)

very thin and weak as a result of being ill or having no food: Underneath the hospital blankets I could see the outline of her poor wasted body.

wasted adjective (DRUNK)

slang very drunk or ill from drugs: He was too wasted to drive. Paula was completely wasted after only one drink.
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