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EXPENDABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does expendable mean? 

EXPENDABLE (adjective)
  The adjective EXPENDABLE has 2 senses:

1. suitable to be expended
2. (used of funds) remaining after taxes

  Familiarity information: EXPENDABLE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXPENDABLE (adjective)


Sense 1expendable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Suitable to be expended

Similar:

consumable (may be used up)

sacrificeable (may be deliberately sacrificed to achieve an objective)

Also:

replaceable (capable of being replaced)

Antonym:

unexpendable (not suitable to be expended)


Sense 2expendable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(used of funds) remaining after taxes

Synonyms:

spendable; expendable

Context example:

spendable income

Similar:

disposable (free or available for use or disposition)


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