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disposable

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

Definition of disposable

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

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First Known Use of disposable

1643


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disposable

noun

Definition of disposable

:something that is disposable

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First Known Use of disposable

1963



DISPOSABLE Defined for English Language Learners

disposable

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

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

Definition of disposable for Students

:made to be thrown away after use
  • disposable diapers


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