nonrenewable onrenewable adj. That can not be renewed; as, a nonrenewable option; books on that shelf are nonrenewable. Opposite of {renewable}.

Syn: unrenewable. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • nonrenewable — 1. adjective a) Not able to be renewed; incapable of renewal. Coal is nonrenewable. b) With respect to a resource, unsustainable; not able to be regrown or renewed; not having an ongoing or continuous source of supply; …   Wiktionary

  • nonrenewable — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • nonrenewable — adj. not renewable …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nonrenewable — non·renewable …   English syllables

  • nonrenewable — non re•new′a•ble adj …   From formal English to slang

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