Adjective "wastage" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The action or process of losing or destroying something by using it carelessly or extravagantly.
  1. 'There is information on rainwater harvesting, roof water collection, a chart of wastage caused by unintentional use of water, and how to prevent this by simple methods such as stopping a faucet from leaking.'
  2. 'Furthermore the committee ask all members to look for and report any leaks and to turn off any running taps as there is serious wastage of water occurring, which has led to the present shortages.'
  3. 'It is important to insulate under the heating pipes to prevent wastage, particularly if you live in a flat - you don't want to end up providing your downstairs neighbour with a new heating system.'
  4. 'Both must get into top gear with almost immediate effect if they are to have a significant impact on graft and wastage and mechanisms must be put in place to ensure that these are minimised on all fronts.'
  5. 'He noted that the problem the region had in the fisheries sector have been the non optimal utilisation of existing resources hence the need to address issues of quality control and wastage arising from inadequate processing facilities.'
  6. 'A disciplined approach was introduced to avoid wastage in every department.'
  7. 'When you consider that it costs more than that sum to construct just a good harbour, you can see there was no wastage there.'
  8. 'The company has been taking stringent cost control measures, new trade management strategies and increasing efforts to implement lean management programmes and eliminate wastage in all areas of manufacturing.'
  9. 'On a regular morning walk at Marine Drive with her neuro-psychiatrist husband, an infertility specialist was discussing wants vs. needs and how she could avoid wastage in the lab.'
  10. 'By getting the domestic consumer to pay an amount of money that is based on usage, there will be more awareness and less wastage of a valuable natural resource.'
  11. 'wastage was cut by 50 per cent'
  12. 'Meanwhile, the Audit Commission's scathing report on the running of the criminal justice system says the £80m wastage would pay for thousands more police officers.'
  13. 'Its storage heaters, which will be produced at the rate of over 600,000 a year in the Shanyang Dimplex joint venture plant, will help to control pollution by reducing wastage.'
  14. 'Houses in Ireland are performing very badly in terms of energy usage; wastage is very high, and homes are badly insulated.'
  15. 'The strategy outlines Defence's commitment to reduce water consumption, minimise wastage and maximise use of waste water across Defence properties.'
  16. 'Although total wastage in Hurricanes and Spitfires approached 3,000, deliveries to the squadrons were in excess of 3,500.'
  17. 'This is to encourage energy efficiency and to reduce energy wastage.'
  18. 'It could also reduce food wastage which is estimated to cost at least 10 billion yuan every year.'
  19. 'Concerns about the clinical implications, the cost of routine medication, and the possible excessive wastage resulting from the return of units to the blood bank have led us to question our practice.'
The reduction in the size of a workforce as a result of voluntary resignation or retirement rather than enforced redundancy.
  1. 'But he stressed that it should be possible to achieve the job reductions through natural wastage, with 20,000 people leaving work every year.'
  2. 'Mr Brown's aides said it was hoped many of the jobs would go through natural wastage and voluntary redundancies.'
  3. 'The jobs would go through natural wastage, such as retirement, and nobody would be forced to leave, trust chiefs have promised.'
  4. 'Where possible these changes will be achieved through natural wastage, voluntary redundancy and redeployment.'
  5. 'Managers hope to make the reductions through natural wastage, retraining and redeployment.'
  6. 'Most of the savings will be made by natural wastage.'
  7. 'That will be delivered by natural wastage and voluntary redundancies.'
  8. 'He said by the end of the process the Trust would be employing fewer people and the wage bill would be cut through staff relocation and natural wastage.'
  9. 'They simply cannot be replaced after natural wastage.'
  10. 'Tories say the job losses would be achieved through natural wastage and voluntary redundancies.'
  11. 'the influence of academic ability on student wastage'
  12. 'The union has been fully consulted from the outset and we have worked with them to ensure that voluntary redundancies and natural wastage has been maximised to the fullest.'
The weakening or deterioration of a part of the body, typically as a result of illness or lack of use.
  1. 'During the off-season, you have to work on your muscles to prevent wastage.'
  2. 'Weight training also helps to slow down the rate of sarcopenia, or muscle wastage in the ageing, which can lead to a decrease of up to 40% muscle mass in 60-year-olds and older.'
  3. 'The most common signs are muscle wastage, diarrhoea and respiratory distress in pigs aged between six and 14 weeks.'
  4. 'There is evidence, says Vincent, that the inner layer of muscles that support your lower back show muscle wastage in those experiencing back pain because every time you move you are bracing outer muscles to take the strain.'
  5. 'A removable fibre cast pot means the 31-year-old can already do vital stretching exercises on his ankle and knee that will prevent muscle wastage.'
  6. 'Thankfully, faith in the surgeon was justified and three operations later Weller made a full recovery, following one more season of frustration due to muscle wastage caused by 60-odd days in hospital.'

More definitions

1. loss by use, wear, decay, etc.

2. loss or losses as the result of wastefulness: The annual wastage of time due to illness is appalling.

3. the action or process of wasting: the steady wastage of erosion.

4. something that is wasted; waste or waste materials: The river was befouled by factory wastage.

More examples(as adjective)

"values can be wastage."

"norms can be wastage."