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1expendable

adjective ex·pend·able \ik-ˈspen-də-bəl\

: easily replaced : not worth saving : not meant to be saved : meant to be used and thrown away

Full Definition of EXPENDABLE

:  that may be expended: as
a :  normally used up or consumed in service <expendable supplies like pencils and paper>
b :  more easily or economically replaced than rescued, salvaged, or protected
ex·pend·abil·i·ty \-ˌspen-də-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of EXPENDABLE

  1. employees whose jobs are considered expendable

First Known Use of EXPENDABLE

1805

2expendable

noun

Definition of EXPENDABLE

:  one that is expendable —usually used in plural

First Known Use of EXPENDABLE

1942

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