nondegradable

adjective

non·​de·​grad·​able ˌnän-di-ˈgrā-də-bəl How to pronounce nondegradable (audio)
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: incapable of being chemically degraded : not degradable
nondegradable plastics

Examples of nondegradable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Experts say the sudden surge in the consumption of single-use PPE has reversed years of efforts to battle the scourge of nondegradable solid waste. Washington Post, 25 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nondegradable was in 1895

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“Nondegradable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nondegradable. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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