Definition for SQUAN'DER

SQUAN'DER, v.t. [G. verschwenden, probably from wenden, 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 squander'd, but they never gave. – Savage. The crime of squandering health is equal to the folly. – Rambler.
  2. To scatter; to disperse. Our squander'd troops he rallies. – Dryden. [In this application not now used.]

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