Waste (verb): use or expend carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose.
Is there a word in Ukrainian that carries a similar meaning and is derived from a word with an obviously negative connotation? For example the noun of "waste" is "відходи", but can it be converted into a verb in Ukrainian?
I'd like something to use in sentences like:
"Don't waste water!"
"He wasted money on a luxury car."
"The government is wasting a portion of the budget."