Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. That cannot be consumed: "I have an unmovable faith in God ... and inconsumable passion for truth and love” ( Mahatma Gandhi).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not consumable; incapable of being consumed, wasted, or spent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not consumable; incapable of being consumed, wasted, or spent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not consumable; incapable of being consumed.

Etymologies

in- +‎ consumable (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We offer that now which was offered then: which is indeed inconsumable.

    St. John Chrysostom: Christian Priesthood, Bk.III.4

  • It is evident that whatever is not inconsumable, made of asbestos, will have to be burnt, in this world.

    Paras. 25-51

  • It is evident that whatever is not inconsumable, made of asbestos, will have to be burnt in this world.

    Address as Lord Rector of Edinburgh University

  • For did she not know that God gives the heart of a poet to be as fuel to his genius, for ever consumed and inconsumable?

    The Divine Fire

  • In such a society, one-tenth of the product being inconsumable, one-tenth of the labor goes unpaid -- production costs more than it is worth.

    What is Property? An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government.

  • Thus, so much of every product as is rendered by excessive abundance inconsumable, becomes useless, valueless, unexchangeable, -- consequently, unfit to be given in payment for any thing whatever, and is no longer a product.

    What is Property? An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government.

  • These two substances are really inconsumable, and continue to exist, after they meet in a combined form, as carbonic acid gas.

    Natural Law in the Spiritual World

  • Men resist the conclusion in the morning, but adopt it as the evening wears on, that temper prevails over everything of time, place, and condition, and is inconsumable in the flames of religion.

    Essays: Second Series (1844)

  • More credible writers maintain that it is possible to make lamps perpetually burning, and an oil at once inflammable and inconsumable; but Boyle, assisted by several experiments made on the air-pump, found that these lights, which have been viewed in opening tombs, proceeded from the collision of fresh air.

    Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)

  • Unnatural mortality that does occur (approximately 400 Londoners involved in deer-car collisions in 2008-09) often results in inconsumable remains for other animals.

    London Free Press

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