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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wast·er /ˈwestɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wast·er n.
 1. One who, or that which, wastes; one who squanders; one who consumes or expends extravagantly; a spendthrift; a prodigal.
    He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.   --Prov. xviii. 9.
    Sconces are great wasters of candles.   --Swift.
 2. An imperfection in the wick of a candle, causing it to waste; -- called also a thief.
 3. A kind of cudgel; also, a blunt-edged sword used as a foil.
    Half a dozen of veneys at wasters with a good fellow for a broken head.   --Beau. & Fl.
    Being unable to wield the intellectual arms of reason, they are fain to betake them unto wasters.   --Sir T. Browne.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently [syn: wastrel]
      2: a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to; "a
         destroyer of the environment"; "jealousy was his undoer";
         "uprooters of gravestones" [syn: destroyer, ruiner, undoer,