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disposable

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adjective dis·pos·able \di-ˈspō-zə-bəl\

Definition of disposable

  1. 1 :  subject to or available for disposal; specifically :  remaining to an individual after deduction of taxes and necessary living expenses disposable income

  2. 2 :  designed to be used once or only a limited number of times and then thrown away disposable diapers Replace the disposable razor when the blade becomes dull.

disposability

play \-ˌspō-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

First Known Use of disposable

1643


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disposable

noun dis·pos·able

Definition of disposable

  1. :  something that is disposable

First Known Use of disposable

1963



DISPOSABLE Defined for English Language Learners

disposable

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adjective

Definition of disposable for English Language Learners

  • : made to be used once or only a few times : made to be thrown away after one use or several uses

  • : available to be used

disposable

noun

Definition of disposable for English Language Learners

  • : something that is made to be thrown away after it is used once


DISPOSABLE Defined for Kids

disposable

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adjective dis·pos·able \dis-ˈpō-zə-bəl\

Definition of disposable for Students

  1. :  made to be thrown away after use disposable diapers



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