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expendable

adjective ex·pend·able \ ik-ˈspen-də-bəl \

Definition of expendable

:that may be expended: such as
a :normally used up or consumed in service
  • expendable supplies like pencils and paper
b :more easily or economically replaced than rescued, salvaged, or protected

expendability

play \ik-ˌspen-də-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of expendable in a Sentence

  1. employees whose jobs are considered expendable

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First Known Use of expendable

1805


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expendable

noun

Definition of expendable

:one that is expendable usually used in plural

First Known Use of expendable

1942


EXPENDABLE Defined for English Language Learners

expendable

adjective

Definition of expendable for English Language Learners

  • : easily replaced : not worth saving : not meant to be saved : meant to be used and thrown away



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