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- (uncountable) The amount or proportion of something that is wasted or lost by deterioration
- The average wastage is 1.5% in the grocery department.
- (countable) Anything lost by wear or waste
- Goods that are damaged, out of date, reduced, or generally unsaleable, which are destined to be thrown away and which are written off as a loss
- In hunting, the act of abandoning animal carcasses or parts; usually illegal