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Definition of wastage noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable, singular] wastage (of something) the fact of losing or destroying something, especially because it has been used or dealt with carelessly It was a new production technique aimed at minimizing wastage.
  2. 2[uncountable] the amount of something that is wasted There is little wastage from a lean cut of meat. Always allow for some wastage when ordering building materials.
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