nonreturnable

adjective

non·​re·​turn·​able ˌnän-ri-ˈtər-nə-bəl How to pronounce nonreturnable (audio)
: not returnable
specifically : not returnable to a dealer in exchange for a deposit
nonreturnable bottles
nonreturnable noun

Examples of nonreturnable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pigeons are nonreturnable. Eli Grober, The New Yorker, 22 Dec. 2021 Whether or not the offers are in jest, the seller has listed the item as nonreturnable. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 26 Jan. 2023 All of our shiny-shiny will turn your skin the most magnificent shade of turquoise and is nonreturnable. Lauren Spinabelli, The New Yorker, 10 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonreturnable was in 1885

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“Nonreturnable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonreturnable. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

nonreturnable

adjective
non·​re·​turn·​able -ri-ˈtər-nə-bəl How to pronounce nonreturnable (audio)
: not returnable
especially : not returnable to a dealer in exchange for a deposit
nonreturnable bottles
nonreturnable noun
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