Disposable definition

dĭ-spōzə-bəl
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That can be or is intended to be thrown away after use.

Disposable bottles.

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An article, such as a paper diaper or hypodermic syringe, that can be disposed of after one use.
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That can be disposed of.
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Designed to be disposed of after use.

Disposable diapers; disposable razors.

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The definition of disposable is something that is intended to be thrown away or that can be thrown away after use, or is money available to be used at will.

A razor that is supposed to be used a few times and then tossed in the garbage is an example of a disposable razor.

Interchangeable employees that don't matter to the company and that can be fired and replaced tomorrow are an example of disposable employees.

Money you have left over after you've paid all of your bills and saved what you wanted to save is an example of disposable income.

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Remaining to a person after taxes have been deducted.

Disposable income.

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Free for use; available.

Every disposable piece of equipment was sent to the fire.

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Something that can be or is intended to be disposed of, or thrown away, after use.
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Any object that is designed to be disposed of rather than refilled or repaired.
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That can be disposed of.
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That is designed to be discarded rather than refilled or repaired.

Rather than purchase an expensive razor he bought a packet of cheap disposable ones.

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Available to be used.
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Available to use without restriction.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
disposable
Plural:
disposables

Origin of disposable

  • dispose +‎ -able

    From Wiktionary