Meaning of wastage

wast•age

Pronunciation: (wā'stij), [key]
— n.
  1. loss by use, wear, decay, etc.
  2. loss or losses as the result of wastefulness: The annual wastage of time due to illness is appalling.
  3. the action or process of wasting: the steady wastage of erosion.
  4. something that is wasted; waste or waste materials: The river was befouled by factory wastage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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