consumable

adjective
con·​sum·​able | \kən-ˈsü-mə-bəl \

Definition of consumable 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: capable of being consumed consumable goods

consumable

noun

Definition of consumable (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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So do levies on food, gasoline and other key consumable items. Adrian D. Garcia, The Seattle Times, "Is a state with no income tax — like Washington — better or worse?," 10 Sep. 2018 The fourth quintile’s share fell from 20.5% to 18.6%, while the top quintile dropped from 57.7% of earnings to 39.3% of consumable income. Phil Gramm And, WSJ, "How Income Equality Helped Trump," 24 June 2018 Much improved, the new policy actually makes for a read that is finally consumable. Wilson Rothman, WSJ, "Facebook Has a New Data Policy—Here’s the Short Version," 20 Apr. 2018 This makes sense, as these are consumable parts with finite use ranges. Alex Leanse, Popular Mechanics, "Here's How Car Maintenance Costs Increase With Mileage," 28 Nov. 2016 Adam Glass’ series continues to be an electric, effortlessly consumable blend of history and pulp. Will Nevin, OregonLive.com, "WW #97: Imagination, moxie and the magic of 'Metal'," 6 Apr. 2018 There is nothing as intoxicating as possibility, and the promise latent in every beauty consumable, no matter how tackily packaged or how ludicrous its claims, is matched only by the near guarantee of equivalent disappointment. Charlotte Shane, The Cut, "I Think About This a Lot: Emily Weiss’s Wedding Prep Routine," 3 Apr. 2018 Bourdain’s magic lies is in his capacity to formulate the most updated representation of readily consumable alterity. Tunde Wey, San Francisco Chronicle, "The power of those who get to tell the stories," 18 Mar. 2018 The drop-off The Dawning just exacerbates the problem with its arcane, artificially restricted, and often consumable cosmetics. Steven Strom, Ars Technica, "Destiny 2 keeps on failing to bring me back," 16 Jan. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The golden consumables are a definite hit with guests, according to Sudheera Fernando. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Bar Star: Delphia Lewis at Dreams Bar & Lounge," 6 June 2018 Scott Mushkin, Wolfe Research Managing Director & Senior Research Analyst, predicts that Amazon will have 20% of the share of the consumables market, sucking a lot of share from traditional supermarkets. Bloomberg.com, "Surv: Mnuchin a Moderating Force But Lacks Cohn’s Gravitas," 7 Mar. 2018 The golden consumables are a definite hit with guests, according to Sudheera Fernando. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Bar Star: Delphia Lewis at Dreams Bar & Lounge," 6 June 2018 The golden consumables are a definite hit with guests, according to Sudheera Fernando. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Bar Star: Delphia Lewis at Dreams Bar & Lounge," 6 June 2018 The golden consumables are a definite hit with guests, according to Sudheera Fernando. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Bar Star: Delphia Lewis at Dreams Bar & Lounge," 6 June 2018 The new rules had narrowed the on-time window for food and consumables like baby products and pet supplies to one day, compared with two days for general merchandise. Bloomberg.com, "Walmart Relaxes Deadlines for Some Deliveries Amid Driver Crunch," 11 Apr. 2018 The golden consumables are a definite hit with guests, according to Sudheera Fernando. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Bar Star: Lisa Alexander at Danton’s Gulf Coast Seafood and Steaks," 26 Apr. 2018 The standard laundry list of pregnant lady non-consumables comes from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Liz Thorpe, Bon Appetit, "Wait, So What Cheese Can You Eat While Pregnant?," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of consumable

Adjective

1547, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1722, in the meaning defined above

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consumable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of consumable

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

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