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consumable

adjective con·sum·able \ kən-ˈsü-mə-bəl \
|Updated on: 3 Jul 2018

Definition of consumable

: capable of being consumed
  • consumable goods

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consumable

noun

Definition of consumable

: something (such as food or fuel) that is consumable usually used in plural

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1722

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CONSUMABLE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of consumable for English Language Learners

  • —used to describe products that need to be replaced after they have been used for a period of time


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