: being a substance synthesized by the body in sufficient quantity to satisfy dietary needs <nonessential amino acids> — compare essential 2b
— nonessential noun
Examples of NONESSENTIAL
- All nonessential personnel had to be laid off.
- Please avoid all nonessential uses of water.
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Related to NONESSENTIAL
- dispensable, gratuitous, inessential, needless, unnecessary, uncalled-for, unessential, unwarranted
- essential, indispensable, necessary, needed, needful, required
non·es·sen·tial adjective \-i-ˈsen-chəl\ (Medical Dictionary)
: being a substance synthesized by the body in sufficient quantity for normal health and growth <a nonessential fatty acid>—compare essential
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