- that can be dispensed, dealt out, or administered
- that can be dispensed with; not important
- open to dispensation (sense )
Origin of dispensableEcclesiastical Medieval Latin dispensabilis
- Not essential; unimportant: dispensable items of personal property.
- Capable of being dispensed, administered, or distributed: dispensable drugs.
- Subject to dispensation, as a vow or church law.
- dis·pens′a·bil′i·ty, dis·pens′a·ble·ness
(comparative more dispensable, superlative most dispensable)
- Able to be done without; able to be expended; easily replaced.
- Capable of being dispensed; distributable.
- (of a law, rule, vow, etc.) Subject to dispensation; possible to relax, exempt from, or annul.
- (biochemistry, nutrition, of an amino acid) Not essential to be taken in as part of an organism's diet, as it can be synthesized de novo.