Definition - What does CPU Wait mean?
Techopedia explains CPU Wait
In general, CPU wait references wait times for a thread or program execution, which is part of the very important triaging that systems do for multiple processors or parallel processing. One of the biggest challenges with virtualized systems is how resources are shared, in particular, how processing power and time are shared. Administrators have to learn a lot about monitoring systems to find out how long jobs are waiting for execution and what CPU wait times are in order to figure out how well a system is running.