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DISPOSABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does disposable mean? 

DISPOSABLE (noun)
  The noun DISPOSABLE has 1 sense:

1. an item that can be disposed of after it has been used

  Familiarity information: DISPOSABLE used as a noun is very rare.


DISPOSABLE (adjective)
  The adjective DISPOSABLE has 2 senses:

1. free or available for use or disposition
2. designed to be disposed of after use

  Familiarity information: DISPOSABLE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISPOSABLE (noun)


Sense 1disposable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An item that can be disposed of after it has been used

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("disposable" is a kind of...):

item (a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection)


DISPOSABLE (adjective)


Sense 1disposable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Free or available for use or disposition

Context examples:

every disposable piece of equipment was sent to the fire / disposable assets

Similar:

available; usable; useable (convenient for use or disposal)

expendable; spendable ((used of funds) remaining after taxes)

fluid; liquid (in cash or easily convertible to cash)

Antonym:

nondisposable ((of assets) unavailable for use)


Sense 2disposable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Designed to be disposed of after use

Context example:

disposable paper cups

Similar:

throwaway (intended to be thrown away after use)

Antonym:

nondisposable (not designed to be thrown away after use)


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