Squander

Definition of Squander

Squan´der   Pronunciation: skwǒn´dẽr
v. t.1.To scatter; to disperse.
[imp. & p. p. Squandered (-dẽrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Squandering.]
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 folly.
- Rambler.
v. i.1.To spend lavishly; to be wasteful.
They often squandered, but they never gave.
- Savage.
2.To wander at random; to scatter.
The wise man's folly is anatomized
Even by squandering glances of the fool.
- Shak.
n.1.The act of squandering; waste.

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