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wasteful

Pronunciation: /ˈweɪstfəl/

Translation of wasteful in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [person] despilfarrador, derrochador; [method] poco económico a wasteful use of resources una manera poco económica de utilizar los recursos she's wasteful with paper desperdicia mucho papel
    Example sentences
    • It's a very wasteful process, almost entirely due to the fine mesh of the nets.
    • This is a wasteful process causing a net loss of nitrogen to the animal and pollution of the environment.
    • We are finding that they are disappearing fast because of careless, wasteful use of outdoor light.

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