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Main Entry: 1squan·der
Pronunciation: 'skwän-d&r
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): squan·dered; squan·der·ing /-d(&-)ri[ng]/
Etymology: origin unknown
Date: 1536
transitive verb
1 : to spend extravagantly or foolishly : DISSIPATE, WASTE <squandered a fortune>
2 : to cause to disperse : SCATTER
3 : to lose (as an advantage or opportunity) through negligence or inaction
intransitive verb : DISPERSE, SCATTER
- squan·der·er /-d&r-&r/ noun