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nonessential

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adjective non·es·sen·tial \ˌnän-i-ˈsen(t)-shəl\

Simple Definition of nonessential

  • : not completely necessary : not essential

Full Definition of nonessential

  1. 1 :  not essential

  2. 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.



1751

First Known Use of nonessential

1751

Rhymes with nonessential


NONESSENTIAL Defined for Kids

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nonessential

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adjective non·es·sen·tial \ˌnän-i-ˈsen-shəl\

Definition of nonessential

  1. :  not necessary <We cut back on nonessential purchases.>




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noun non·es·sen·tial

Definition of nonessential

  1. :  something that is not necessary <There is no room for nonessentials.>




Medical Dictionary

nonessential

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adjective non·es·sen·tial \-i-ˈsen-chəl\

Medical Definition of nonessential

  1. :  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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