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Americans are so accustomed to the standard intersection that we rarely consider how dangerous it can be — as well as costly, time-wasting, and polluting.
SHOULD TRAFFIC LIGHTS BE ABOLISHED? (EP. 454)STEPHEN J. DUBNERMARCH 11, 2021FREAKONOMICS
Pinpointing the likely cause of wasting could help experts better treat sick starfish, Hewson says, at least in the lab.
CHOKED BY BACTERIA, SOME STARFISH ARE TURNING TO GOOERIN GARCIA DE JESUSFEBRUARY 8, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The new study shows that a bloom of nutrient-loving bacteria can drain oxygen from the water, leading to sea-star wasting.
CHOKED BY BACTERIA, SOME STARFISH ARE TURNING TO GOOERIN GARCIA DE JESUSFEBRUARY 8, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
This results from one or a combination of factors, such as reduced function of the heart to enable movement or prolonged movement, less efficiency in muscles, fatigue or muscle wasting.
YOUR GRIP STRENGTH COULD HINT AT FUTURE HEALTH PROBLEMSBY ADAM TAYLOR/THE CONVERSATIONOCTOBER 22, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Why didn't he send a trooper to report at once instead of wasting time in going to Stony Crossing?
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
But there are few minds which can remain firm while immured for months in the wasting misery of a dungeon.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
The tedious, dilatory time and money-wasting “come later on” procedure of times gone by no longer obtains.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
He kept on pulling at one twig after another with his trunk, nibbling and wasting everything.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
Lloyd has gone away alone, and three years have passed, and now he lies dying of a wasting disease.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
There was no disorder, no wasting of time, no asking of foolish questions—every man was a unit in a great whole.
WAYS OF WAR AND PEACEDELIA AUSTRIAN
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WORDS RELATED TO WASTING

  • abating
  • declining
  • depreciating
  • diminishing
  • dropping
  • dwindling
  • dying down
  • ebbing
  • fading away
  • lightening
  • losing momentum
  • lowering
  • moderating
  • narrowing
  • plummeting
  • plunging
  • sagging
  • shrinking
  • shriveling up
  • sinking
  • slackening
  • slowing
  • softening
  • subsiding
  • waning
  • wasting
  • weakening
  • wearing down
  • wearing off
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