nonconsumptive

adjective
non·​con·​sump·​tive | \ ˌnän-kən-ˈsəm(p)-tiv How to pronounce nonconsumptive (audio) \

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 …Popular Mechanics

First Known Use of nonconsumptive

1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonconsumptive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonconsumptive. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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