nonexpendable


nonexpendable

adjective

  1. capable of being expended.
  2. (of an item of equipment or supply) consumed in use or not reusable.
  3. considered to be not worth keeping or maintaining.
  4. Military. (of personnel, equipment, or supplies) capable of being sacrificed in order to accomplish a military objective.

noun

  1. Usually expendables. an expendable person or thing.

adjective

  1. that may be expended or used up
  2. not essential; not worth preserving
  3. able to be sacrificed to achieve an objective, esp a military one

noun

  1. something that is expendable

adj.1805, from expend + -able.

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