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Translation of "waste" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb /weist/
to fail to use (something) fully or in the correct or most useful way desperdiciar, malgastar You’re wasting my time with all these stupid questions.
wastage /-tidʒ/ noun
loss by wasting; the amount wasted desperdicio, pérdida; despilfarro We’re trying to minimize the amount of wastage during the production process.
wasteful adjective
involving or causing waste derrochador, despilfarrador Throwing away that bread is wasteful.
wastefully adverb
derrochadoramente, despilfarradoramente Supermarkets wastefully throw away a lot of unsold food.
wastefulness noun
desperdicio; derroche, despilfarro
(American ) a small open container for waste paper and other rubbish; wastepaper basket (British) basurero
waste paper noun
paper which is thrown away as not being useful papeles usados, papel desechado All our waste paper is recycled.
wastepaper basket /ˈweispeipə/ noun
(British ) a basket or other (small) container for waste paper; wastebasket (American) papelera Put those old letters in the wastepaper basket.
waste pipe /ˈweispaip/ noun
a pipe to carry off waste material, or water from a sink etc desagüe The kitchen waste pipe is blocked.
wastewater /ˈweistˌwoːtə/ noun
water mixed with waste matter that has been used in homes, factories etc agua residual The wastewater is pumped to the treatment plant.
waste away phrasal verb
to decay; to lose weight, strength and health etc consumirse, demacrarse He is wasting away because of the disease.
(Definition of waste from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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