Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not disposable.

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

  • adj. (of assets) unavailable for use
  • adj. not designed to be thrown away after use

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

non- +‎ disposable

Examples

  • Because the lesson of an exemplary life unfolds over a period of time that doesn’t fit between the Viagra commercial and the top-of-the-hour station break, the constant viewer accustomed to the handling of disposable goods learns to discount the currency of human greatness, to distrust the tenders of mortal truth and beauty, loses sight of the nondisposable stars that might prompt a looking up from the wonder of his or her own navel.

    Lewis Lapham: Domesticated Deities: About Messiahs Come to Redeem Our Country, Not Govern It

  • As for the centerpiece, try to go with one that's nondisposable or edible -- such as a cornucopia filled with seasonal fruit and vegetables - instead of flowers.

    Avital Binshtock: How To Green Your Holiday Meal

  • Associates who use these products are encouraged to bring nondisposable alternatives from home.

    Dealbreaker

  • But as nondisposable cameras became increasingly affordable,

    news | WM | http://www.starnewsonline.com

  • Other surgeons using LESS have been able to decrease the cost by using standard periumbilical trocars (e.g. Dr. Cadeddu at UT Southwestern) and nondisposable bent instruments.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • If you're using a nondisposable or your fancy new digital camera, the same rules apply.

    Paul & Matt's Sports Attack

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.