nonproducing

adjective
non·​pro·​duc·​ing | \ ˌnän-prə-ˈdü-siŋ How to pronounce nonproducing (audio) , -prō-, -ˈdyü- \

Definition of nonproducing

: not making, manufacturing, or yielding anything : not producing nonproducing wells nonproducing vegetation

Examples of nonproducing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In January 2017, Bassler, Drescher and their colleagues showed that, in simple environments, strains that produce matrix always win out over their nonproducing cousins. Carrie Arnold, Quanta Magazine, "Building Codes for Bacterial Cities," 25 July 2017

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First Known Use of nonproducing

1786, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonproducing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonproducing. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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