Squander Squan"der (skw[o^]n"d[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Squandered} (-d[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Squandering}.] [Cf. Scot. squatter to splash water about, to scatter, to squander, Prov. E. swatter, Dan. sqvatte, Sw. sqv["a]tta to squirt, sqv["a]ttra to squander, Icel. skvetta to squirt out, to throw out water.] 1. To scatter; to disperse. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Our squandered troops he rallies. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To spend lavishly or profusely; to spend prodigally or wastefully; to use without economy or judgment; to dissipate; as, to squander an estate. [1913 Webster]

The crime of squandering health is equal to the folly. --Rambler. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To spend; expend; waste; scatter; dissipate. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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