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What is the opposite of waste?

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Noun
Opposite of unwanted or unusable material, substances, or by-products
“Clean air is a valuable natural resource that needs to be protected.”
Noun
Opposite of an act or instance of using or expending something carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose
“As our work amply demonstrates, energy efficiency and microgeneration can be successfully incorporated into old and new buildings alike.”
Noun
Opposite of a large area of barren, typically uninhabited land
“Depending on its location, residential development can cater to a broader market than a commercial property.”
Noun
Opposite of the gradual destruction or diminution of something
“You may need to clean the pipe twice if there is a heavy buildup of dirt, grease or grime.”
Noun
Opposite of rubbish or waste, especially domestic refuse
Noun
(figurative) Opposite of refuse or waste material
Noun
Opposite of people or things that have been rejected or discarded as worthless
Noun
Opposite of the gradual destruction or diminution of something
Noun
Opposite of a quantity left over when other parts have been completed, used, or dealt with
Noun
Opposite of a waterless, desolate area of land with little or no vegetation, typically one covered with sand
“The land selected was, according to old British maps, once a shola montane forest with grassland draining into a large wetland.”
Noun
Opposite of rubbish left lying in an open or public place
Noun
Opposite of the action of using up a resource
“Protection of the global environment and conservation of Earth's resources represent an enormously complex challenge at a time of rapid globalization.”
Verb
Opposite of to use or expend carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose
“Their self-possession allowed them to conserve air and wait for the rescue operation.”
Verb
(of a person or a part of the body) Opposite of to become progressively weaker and more emaciated
“If you stick with it, you'll be amazed at how you will grow and thrive over time.”
Verb
Opposite of to physically debilitate or weaken
“Weight training has proven to be the quickest way to develop muscle strength, endurance, and power.”
Verb
Opposite of to kill or severely injure (someone)
“She thanked him over and over again for putting himself in danger to save her.”
Verb
Opposite of to completely destroy or devastate
“The southern shipbuilders needed time to construct warships and ordnance.”
Verb
Opposite of to kill off or put an end to someone or something
“The Vikings were in good spirits, becoming well disposed to Bagnold, and decided to spare him instead of killing him.”
Verb
Opposite of to destroy something with more force than is required
Verb
Opposite of to deteriorate or go into decline, especially physically
“The results of your blood tests show that your health is starting to improve.”
Verb
Opposite of to weaken or lose strength, or to cause this
Verb
Opposite of to murder or assassinate someone
“So if they resurrect any more dead characters remember where you heard it first.”
Verb
Opposite of to treat with violent disrespect, especially something considered sacred
Verb
(of time or an opportunity) Opposite of to fail to take advantage of
“Be sure to take this opportunity that only comes around once in a lifetime.”
Verb
Opposite of to cease to have or retain something
“Over the course of several years, Stacey would accumulate a lot of money through some very prudent investments.”
Adjective
(of a material, substance, or by-product) Opposite of rejected as being useless, unwanted, or worthless
“Adequate calcium intake is an indispensable component of a healthy diet.”
Adjective
(of an area of land) Opposite of unsuitable for, or inconducive to, growing crops or vegetation
“The farmers need more fertile land to grow food and fodder for their livestock.”
Adjective
(environment) Opposite of lacking in something essential for growth
“Those who persevere to the end are like the fertile land that bears fruits abundantly.”
Adjective
Opposite of having no use, purpose or reason
Adjective
Opposite of having been thrown out or away
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