Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) cachexia, cachexy, wasting (any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease)
- S: (n) atrophy, wasting, wasting away (a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse)
- S: (v) waste, blow, squander (spend thoughtlessly; throw away) "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
- S: (v) waste (use inefficiently or inappropriately) "waste heat"; "waste a joke on an unappreciative audience"
- S: (v) waste (get rid of) "We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"
- S: (v) waste, run off (run off as waste) "The water wastes back into the ocean"
- S: (v) neutralize, neutralise, liquidate, waste, knock off, do in (get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing) "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"
- S: (v) consume, squander, waste, ware (spend extravagantly) "waste not, want not"
- S: (v) pine away, waste, languish (lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief) "After her husband died, she just pined away"
- S: (v) waste, emaciate, macerate (cause to grow thin or weak) "The treatment emaciated him"
- S: (v) lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge (cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly) "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
- S: (v) waste, rot (become physically weaker) "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"