1. waste (defs 26–28).
2. done to no avail; useless: wasted efforts.
3. physically or psychologically exhausted; debilitated: to be wasted by a long illness.
4. Slang. overcome by the influence of alcohol or drugs.
5. Archaic. (of time) gone by.
"resources can be wasted in companies."
"people can be wasted in/at/on years."
"looks can be wasted on farmers."
"ironies can be wasted upon people."
"faults can be wasted by finishings."
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