dispensable

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adjective dis·pens·able \di-ˈspen(t)-sə-bəl\

Definition of dispensable

  1. :  capable of being dispensed with

dispensability

play \-ˌspen(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of dispensable in a Sentence

  1. Computers have made typewriters dispensable.

  2. Do you consider any of the staff to be dispensable?

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First Known Use of dispensable

1649


DISPENSABLE Defined for English Language Learners

dispensable

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adjective

Definition of dispensable for English Language Learners

  • : not necessary or required



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