nonconsumptive

adjective non·con·sump·tive \ ˌnän-kən-ˈsəm(p)-tiv \

Definition of nonconsumptive

: not using or consuming something
  • nonconsumptive water use
  • These nonconsumptive visitors—a bureaucratic term that is used to differentiate bird watchers and photographers from hunters and fishermen …
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First Known Use of nonconsumptive

1801

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