1. [syn: squandered, wasted]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Squander \Squan"der\ (skw[o^]n"d[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Squandered (-d[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Squandering.] [Cf.
Scot. squatter to splash water about, to scatter, to
squander, Prov. E. swatter, Dan. sqvatte, Sw. sqv[aum]tta to
squirt, sqv[aum]ttra to squander, Icel. skvetta to squirt
out, to throw out water.]
1. To scatter; to disperse. [Obs.]
Our squandered troops he rallies. --Dryden.
2. To spend lavishly or profusely; to spend prodigally or
wastefully; to use without economy or judgment; to
dissipate; as, to squander an estate.
The crime of squandering health is equal to the
Syn: To spend; expend; waste; scatter; dissipate.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: not used to good advantage; "squandered money cannot be
replaced"; "a wasted effort" [syn: squandered,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
25 Moby Thesaurus words for "squandered":
ablated, by the board, consumed, depleted, dissipated,
down the drain, eroded, expended, forfeit, forfeited, gone,
gone to waste, irretrievable, long-lost, lost, lost to, misspent,
out the window, run to seed, shrunken, spent, used, used up,
wasted, worn away