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wast·age / ˈwāstij/ • n. 1. the action or process of losing or destroying something by using it carelessly or extravagantly: the wastage of natural resources. ∎  the amount of something lost or destroyed in such a way: wastage was cut by 50 percent.2. the weakening or deterioration of a part of the body, typically as a result of illness or lack of use: the wastage of muscle tissue.

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