waste

waste
I 1. [weɪst]
nome
1) U (of food, energy) spreco m.

a waste of time — una perdita di tempo

that was a complete waste of an afternoon — è stato un pomeriggio completamente perso

a waste of effort — uno sforzo inutile

to go to waste — essere sprecato

to let sth. go to waste — sprecare qcs

2) U (detritus) scarti m.pl., rifiuti m.pl. (from di) (anche ind.)

chemical waste — rifiuti chimici

nuclear waste — scorie radioattive

3) (wasteland) deserto m., landa f.
2.
nome plurale wastes
1) (wilderness) terre f. incolte
2) AE (detritus) scarti m., rifiuti m.
3.
aggettivo
1) (discarded) [food, heat, energy] sprecato; [water] di scolo

waste materials o matter materiale di scarto, scarti; waste products — ind. prodotti di scarto; fisiol. med. materiali di rifiuto

2) (unused) [land] incolto, improduttivo
3)

to lay waste (to) — devastare, distruggere

II 1. [weɪst]
verbo transitivo
1) (squander) sciupare, sprecare [food, energy, money, talents]; perdere [time]; esaurire [strength]

he wasted his youth — ha bruciato i suoi anni migliori

our efforts were wasted — i nostri sforzi furono vani

he didn't waste words — non sprecò il fiato

good wine is wasted on him — non sa apprezzare il buon vino

2) (make weaker) indebolire [person, limb]
3) AE colloq. ammazzare, fare fuori
2.
verbo intransitivo consumarsi
••

waste not want not — prov. il risparmio è il miglior guadagno

* * *
[weist] 1. verb
(to fail to use (something) fully or in the correct or most useful way: You're wasting my time with all these stupid questions.) sprecare
2. noun
1) (material which is or has been made useless: industrial waste from the factories; (also adjective) waste material.) scarto; di scarto
2) ((the) act of wasting: That was a waste of an opportunity.) spreco, perdita
3) (a huge stretch of unused or infertile land, or of water, desert, ice etc: the Arctic wastes.) (terreno incolto/desolato)
- wasteful
- wastefully
- wastefulness
- waste paper
- wastepaper basket
- waste pipe
- waste away
* * *
I 1. [weɪst]
nome
1) U (of food, energy) spreco m.

a waste of time — una perdita di tempo

that was a complete waste of an afternoon — è stato un pomeriggio completamente perso

a waste of effort — uno sforzo inutile

to go to waste — essere sprecato

to let sth. go to waste — sprecare qcs

2) U (detritus) scarti m.pl., rifiuti m.pl. (from di) (anche ind.)

chemical waste — rifiuti chimici

nuclear waste — scorie radioattive

3) (wasteland) deserto m., landa f.
2.
nome plurale wastes
1) (wilderness) terre f. incolte
2) AE (detritus) scarti m., rifiuti m.
3.
aggettivo
1) (discarded) [food, heat, energy] sprecato; [water] di scolo

waste materials o matter materiale di scarto, scarti; waste products — ind. prodotti di scarto; fisiol. med. materiali di rifiuto

2) (unused) [land] incolto, improduttivo
3)

to lay waste (to) — devastare, distruggere

II 1. [weɪst]
verbo transitivo
1) (squander) sciupare, sprecare [food, energy, money, talents]; perdere [time]; esaurire [strength]

he wasted his youth — ha bruciato i suoi anni migliori

our efforts were wasted — i nostri sforzi furono vani

he didn't waste words — non sprecò il fiato

good wine is wasted on him — non sa apprezzare il buon vino

2) (make weaker) indebolire [person, limb]
3) AE colloq. ammazzare, fare fuori
2.
verbo intransitivo consumarsi
••

waste not want not — prov. il risparmio è il miglior guadagno


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