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- adj. Capable of being exhausted
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being exhausted, drained off, or expended. Opposite of
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being exhausted, drained off, consumed, or used up.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of being used up; capable of being exhausted
- adj. capable of being used up
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In 11 short pages Boulding gave an account of the economy and its relation to the environment that distinguished between open and closed systems in relation to matter, energy, and information; described the economy as a sub-system of the biosphere; considered the significance of the second law of thermodynamics for energy, matter and information and the extent to which they are subject to entropic processes; argued that knowledge or information is the key to economic development; noted that fossil fuels are a short-term exhaustible supplement to solar energy and that fission energy does not change this picture; considered the prospects for much better use of solar energy enhanced perhaps by the biological revolution; argued that human welfare may be better understood as a stock rather than a flow; presented an ethical basis for conservation; acknowledged that human impacts on the environment have spread from the local to the global; observed the limited contribution that corrective taxation might play; and commented that technological change has become distorted through planned obsolescence, competitive advertising, poor quality, and a lack of durability.
Of course, I have had the world of the internet at my fingertips, and with that the in-exhaustible lists of "copycat" recipe sites out there.
The oil rig companies use one layered tanks that are unsafe for transporting liquid murder through our exhaustible oceanic environment.
In a case brought by the U.S., the European Union and Mexico, WTO judges disagreed with China's contention that its restrictions on exports of a variety of raw materials—including coke and bauxite—are necessary to protect human health or conserve exhaustible natural resources.
It's certainly not exhaustible ... in fact quite the opposite.
The model you describe is the Hotelling theory of exhaustible resources.
Unlike IP, works of craft are both _exhaustible_ and _rivalrous_.
And just as winning the space race was essential to our national security, so too is winning the race to reduce our consumption of exhaustible energy sources.
As large as our shale-gas resources are, they're still exhaustible, and eventually we will still need to transition to energy that is cleaner and more plentiful.
‘Self-control is an exhaustible resource’ | Unclutterer