non·​ex·​pend·​able ˌnän-ik-ˈspen-də-bəl How to pronounce nonexpendable (audio)
: not expendable: such as
: not able to be easily replaced
nonexpendable personnel
: not normally used up or consumed in service
nonexpendable equipment/supplies

Examples of nonexpendable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because that's a very nonexpendable asset, any of those vessels. CBS News, 17 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonexpendable was in 1873

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“Nonexpendable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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