non·​con·​sum·​ing ˌnän-kən-ˈsü-miŋ How to pronounce nonconsuming (audio)
: not consuming something
studied attitudes toward alcohol in a nonconsuming population
especially : not being a consumer of a particular good or service
… thought they saw a growth opportunity in the significant proportion of American households that did not yet own a computer. … We suspect that there just werenʼt any jobs needing to get done in those nonconsuming households … Clayton Christensen et al.

Word History

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonconsuming was in 1815

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Cite this Entry

“Nonconsuming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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