Synonyms for waste:
consumption, oddments, overwork, hog, road kill, waste paper, throw away, carcass, dust bunny, Offcut, shavings, misuse, jetsam, wilderness, bleak, chuck away, wastage, piddle away, carrion, e-waste, fritter away, tag, prostitution, black hole, spend, scrapheap, desolation, zap.
run out of, lay waste.
run out of, consume.
Other synonyms and related words:
desert, dissipate, dissipation, destroy, wear, spend, loss, consume, wastefulness, use up, wastage, devastation, devastate, squander, blow, waste matter, pine away, drain, consumption, wasteland, desolation, heath, erosion, barren, fritter away, exhaust, desolate, trash.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 7 (noun)
Sense 9 (noun)
Sense 12 (noun)
Sense 13 (noun)
waste material, waste matter, waste product.
destruction, permissive waste, rot, detritus, extravagance, dross, garbage, desolation, squander, thriftlessness, discarded, wastage, run off, inhospitable, blow, useless, prodigality, residue, consume, barren, leakage, wasteland, macerate, offal, squandering, chaff, slop, Dejecta, pine away, remnant, waste product, junked, debris, loss, despoilment, void, misuse, cast off, desolate, dissipation, effluent, swill, liquidate, decay, wilderness, improvidence, lay waste to, devastate, godforsaken, desert, trash, junk, devastation, waste matter, lavishness, languish, wastefulness, wild, dreck, waste material, ware, emaciate, excess, ruin, ravage, badlands, rubbish, scrap, litter, Filings, refuse, knock off, do in.
eat up, go through, run out of, finish.
Usage examples for waste:
- We don't want to waste time; we want to change course now, right away. - "Greylorn", John Keith Laumer.
- They waste a lot of time, too; keep you hanging about to give evidence. - "The Mystery of 31 New Inn", R. Austin Freeman.
- I shall waste no more words on him. - "Foul Play", Charles Reade Dion Boucicault.