nonessential

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

non·es·sen·tial

adjective \ˌnän-i-ˈsen(t)-shəl\

: not completely necessary : not essential

Full Definition of NONESSENTIAL

1
:  not essential
2
:  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

  1. All nonessential personnel had to be laid off.
  2. Please avoid all nonessential uses of water.

First Known Use of NONESSENTIAL

1751

Rhymes with NONESSENTIAL

non·es·sen·tial

adjective \-i-ˈsen-chəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NONESSENTIAL

: 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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