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wastage

noun [U]     /ˈweɪ.stɪdʒ/
the amount that is wasted: Water companies have got to cut down on wastage.Wasting UK for natural wastageFiring staff and being fired UK (US attrition) the people who leave an educational or training course before it has finished: The wastage rates on the degree courses are a cause for concern.Students and pupils
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