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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old North French
Origin: wast, from Latin vastus; VAST

waste

3 adjective
     
Related topics: Geography
waste3 W3 [only before noun]
1SG waste materials, substances etc are unwanted because the good part of them has been removed
2SG waste land is empty or not looked after by anyone

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