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Waste water vs Wasted water

waste waterwater that has been used in some industrial process:

  • The liquefaction process could give off up to 4.8 million gallons of wastewater per day.

Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase waste of water

1. (also: waste of waters) a vast expanse of water:

  • It seemed to her that her life was like that gull’s—the world stretched before her, like a great waste of water, shoreless and desolate.

2. the continued use of more water than is needed:

  • These taps start dripping after being used for some time, causing a great waste of water every year.

wasted waterwater used without a good purpose or in greater amount than is necessary:

  • An inefficient irrigation system can cost you hundreds of dollars each month in wasted water.