waste|wa|ter

waste|wa|ter
waste|wa|ter «WAYST WT uhr, -WOT-», noun.
water containing waste matter; sewage.

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  • Waste — Waste, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wasting}.] [OE. wasten, OF. waster, guaster, gaster, F. g[^a]ter to spoil, L. vastare to devastate, to lay waste, fr. vastus waste, desert, uncultivated, ravaged, vast, but influenced by a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frit´ter|er — frit|ter1 «FRIHT uhr», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to waste little by little: »to fritter away one s savings. He frittered away both time and energy reading worthless books. The allies…frittered away precious time in…disputes (H. G. Wells). 2. to cut or …   Useful english dictionary

  • frit|ter — frit|ter1 «FRIHT uhr», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to waste little by little: »to fritter away one s savings. He frittered away both time and energy reading worthless books. The allies…frittered away precious time in…disputes (H. G. Wells). 2. to cut or …   Useful english dictionary

  • loi´ter|ing|ly — loi|ter «LOY tuhr», intransitive verb. 1. to linger idly; stop along the way: »She loitered along the street, looking into all the shop windows. SYNONYM(S): delay, tarry, lag, dawdle. See syn. under linger. (Cf. ↑linger) 2. to waste time in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • loi´ter|er — loi|ter «LOY tuhr», intransitive verb. 1. to linger idly; stop along the way: »She loitered along the street, looking into all the shop windows. SYNONYM(S): delay, tarry, lag, dawdle. See syn. under linger. (Cf. ↑linger) 2. to waste time in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • loi|ter — «LOY tuhr», intransitive verb. 1. to linger idly; stop along the way: »She loitered along the street, looking into all the shop windows. SYNONYM(S): delay, tarry, lag, dawdle. See syn. under linger. (Cf. ↑linger) 2. to waste time in idleness;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gut|ter|snipe — «GUHT uhr SNYP», noun. 1. Informal. an urchin who lives in the streets; street gamin. 2. any ill bred person. 3. a gatherer of rags, paper, and other salvageable waste from street gutters. ╂[originally, the snipe (from its feeding habits)] …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|ter|cep|tor — «IHN tuhr SEHP tuhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that intercepts: »We flew interceptor missions over France (New Yorker). 2. a fast fighter plane or missile having a high rate of climb, used for engaging and repelling attacking enemy bombers. 3.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • slat|ter — «SLAT uhr», transitive verb. British. to spill; slop; scatter carelessly; waste. ╂[origin uncertain] …   Useful english dictionary

  • wastewater — waste•wa•ter [[t]ˈweɪstˌwɔ tər, ˌwɒt ər[/t]] n. cvb civ water that has been used in washing, flushing, etc.; sewage • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

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