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dis·pens·a·ble

 (dĭ-spĕn′sə-bəl)
adj.
1. Not essential; unimportant: dispensable items of personal property.
2. Capable of being dispensed, administered, or distributed: dispensable drugs.
3. Subject to dispensation, as a vow or church law.

dis·pens′a·bil′i·ty, dis·pens′a·ble·ness n.

dispensable

(dɪˈspɛnsəbəl)
adj
1. not essential; expendable
2. capable of being distributed
3. (Roman Catholic Church) (of a law, vow, etc) able to be relaxed
disˌpensaˈbility, disˈpensableness n

dis•pen•sa•ble

(dɪˈspɛn sə bəl)

adj.
capable of being dispensed with.
[1525–35; < Medieval Latin]
dis•pen`sa•bil′i•ty, dis•pen′sa•ble•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dispensable - capable of being dispensed with or done without; "dispensable items of personal property"
unnecessary, unneeded - not necessary
indispensable - not to be dispensed with; essential; "foods indispensable to good nutrition"

dispensable

dispensable

adjective
Translations
nadbytečnýpostradatelný

dispensable

[dɪsˈpensəbl] ADJprescindible

dispensable

[dɪˈspɛnsəbəl] adj [person] → pas indispensable; [thing] → superflu(e)

dispensable

adjentbehrlich

dispensable

[dɪsˈpɛnsəbl] adjdi cui si può fare a meno
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