nondegradable

adjective
non·​de·​grad·​able | \ ˌnän-di-ˈgrā-də-bəl How to pronounce nondegradable (audio) , -dē- \

Definition of nondegradable

: 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, "The pandemic is generating tons of discarded PPE. This entrepreneur is turning them into bricks.," 25 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of nondegradable

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Nondegradable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nondegradable. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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