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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Squander


SQUANDER, verb transitive [G., to turn.]

1. To spend lavishly or profusely; to spend prodigally; to dissipate; to waste without economy or judgment; as, to squander an estate.

They often squanderd, but they never gave.

The crime of squandering health is equal to the folly.

2. To scatter; to disperse.

Our squanderd troops he rallies.

[In this application not now used.]