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wastage
American English: /ˈweɪstɪdʒ/
British English: /ˈweɪstɪdʒ/

noun

uncountable
  • there is too much wastage of raw material
    se desperdicia demasiada materia prima
    we were told to reduce wastage
    se nos dijo que aprovecháramos mejor el material
    wastage is very high among new recruits
    la tasa de abandono de los nuevos reclutas es muy alta
    natural wastage (of workforce)
    bajas (feminine plural) vegetativas
    (before noun) what is the wastage rate using this process?
    ¿qué proporción del material se desperdicia usando este proceso?
    Example sentences
    • He noted that the problem the region had in the fisheries sector have been the non optimal utilisation of existing resources hence the need to address issues of quality control and wastage arising from inadequate processing facilities.
    • By getting the domestic consumer to pay an amount of money that is based on usage, there will be more awareness and less wastage of a valuable natural resource.
    • Doesn't an automated parking fee system do away with the wastage of destroying unsold coupons every two years, or ensure non-evasion of parking fees, or even eradicate littering in car parks?
    Example sentences
    • Tories say the job losses would be achieved through natural wastage and voluntary redundancies.
    • That will be delivered by natural wastage and voluntary redundancies.
    • It is hoped that the bulk of the cuts will be reached through natural wastage, voluntary redundancies and outsourcing of contracts for activities like cleaning and catering.
    Example sentences
    • Danny has suffered a lot of muscle wastage throughout his illness, but there is no reason why he can't walk again.
    • The most common signs are muscle wastage, diarrhoea and respiratory distress in pigs aged between six and 14 weeks.
    • Used by astronauts to boost muscular performance in space and thus prevent muscle wastage, the trainer is now used by professional football players in Barcelona Football Club.

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