- (rare) to cruelly destroy nature's creatures
- 今商王受無道，暴殄天物，害虐烝民。 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
- From: The Book of Documents, circa 7th – 4th centuries BCE, translated based on James Legge's version
- Jīn Shāngwáng Shòu wúdào, bàotiǎntiānwù, hàinüè zhēngmín. [Pinyin]
- Shou, the present king of Shang, is without principle, cruel and destructive to the creatures of Heaven, injurious and tyrannical to the multitudes of the people.
今商王受无道，暴殄天物，害虐烝民。 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
- to recklessly waste natural products (or things in general)