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

  • adj. That cannot be renewed: a nonrenewable license.
  • adj. Of or relating to an energy source, such as oil or natural gas, or a natural resource, such as a metallic ore, that is not replaceable after it has been used.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not able to be renewed; incapable of renewal.
  • adj. With respect to a resource, unsustainable; not able to be regrown or renewed; not having an ongoing or continuous source of supply; finite.
  • n. A resource that is not renewable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. That can not be renewed. Opposite of renewable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. that can not be renewed

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