nonpersistent

adjective
non·​per·​sis·​tent | \ ˌnän-pər-ˈsi-stənt How to pronounce nonpersistent (audio) , -ˈzi- \

Definition of nonpersistent

: not persistent: such as
a : decomposed rapidly by environmental action nonpersistent insecticides
b : capable of being transmitted by a vector for only a relatively short time nonpersistent viruses

Examples of nonpersistent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jim Mattis, secretary of defense from 2017 to 2018, ordered a Pentagon analysis on the use of nonpersistent land mines against enemy forces. Gordon Lubold, WSJ, 31 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of nonpersistent

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonpersistent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonpersistent. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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nonpersistent

adjective
non·​per·​sis·​tent | \ ˌnän-pər-ˈsis-tənt, -ˈzis- How to pronounce nonpersistent (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonpersistent

: not persistent: as
a : decomposed rapidly by environmental action nonpersistent insecticides
b : capable of being transmitted by a vector for only a relatively short time nonpersistent viruses

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