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English definition of “waste”

waste

noun (EMPTY GROUND)    /weɪst/
waste ground an area of ground in or near a city that is not built on, used to grow crops, or used in any way: His body had been dumped in an area of waste ground just outside the city. → See also wastelandDeserts, prairies and wildernesses wastes [plural] large areas of land that are not used to grow crops and have few living animals or plants: the Arctic wastes of northern SiberiaDeserts, prairies and wildernesses
(Definition of waste noun (EMPTY GROUND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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