I. adjective Date: 1641 capable of being consumed <
consumable goods
II. noun Date: 1802 something (as food or fuel) that is consumable — usually used in plural

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  • Consumable — Con*sum a*ble (k[o^]n*s[=u]m [.a]*b l), a. Capable of being consumed; that may be destroyed, dissipated, wasted, or spent. Consumable commodities. Locke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consumable — index disposable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • consumable — 1640s, from CONSUME (Cf. consume) + ABLE (Cf. able) …   Etymology dictionary

  • consumable — [[t]kənsju͟ːməb(ə)l, AM su͟ː [/t]] consumables ADJ: usu ADJ n Consumable goods are items which are intended to be bought, used, and then replaced. [FORMAL] ...demand for consumable articles. N COUNT: usu pl Consumable is also a noun. ...low… …   English dictionary

  • consumable — I UK [kənˈsjuːməb(ə)l] / US [kənˈsuməb(ə)l] adjective business intended to be bought, used, and then got rid of consumable goods II UK [kənˈsjuːməb(ə)l] / US [kənˈsuməb(ə)l] noun [countable, usually plural] Word forms consumable : singular… …   English dictionary

  • consumable — /kənˈsjuməbəl/ (say kuhn syoohmuhbuhl) adjective 1. able to be consumed. 2. (of an item of equipment or supply) normally consumed in use: consumable fuel; consumable paper products –noun 3. a consumable product or supply. –consumability… …   Australian English dictionary

  • consumable — con|sum|a|ble1 [ kən suməbl ] adjective BUSINESS intended to be bought, used, and then gotten rid of: consumable goods consumable con|sum|a|ble 2 [ kən suməbl ] noun count usually plural BUSINESS something that you buy and use, after which you… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • consumable — consumability, n. /keuhn sooh meuh beuhl/, adj. 1. able or meant to be consumed, as by eating, drinking, or using: consumable goods. 2. liable to be used up or depleted: comsumable resources. n. 3. Usually, consumables. something that is produced …   Universalium

  • consumable — con|sum|a|ble [kənˈsju:məbəl US ˈsu:m ] adj consumable goods are intended to be used and then replaced …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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