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ex·pend·a·ble

 (ĭk-spĕn′də-bəl)
adj.
1. Subject to use or consumption: an expendable source.
2. Not worth salvaging or reusing: expendable rocket boosters.
3. Not strictly necessary; dispensable: an expendable budget item; expendable personnel.
4. Open to sacrifice in the interests of gaining an objective, especially a military one: expendable civilian targets.
n.
Something expendable.

expendable

(ɪkˈspɛndəbəl)
adj
1. that may be expended or used up
2. not essential; not worth preserving
3. able to be sacrificed to achieve an objective, esp a military one
n
something that is expendable
exˌpendaˈbility n

ex•pend•a•ble

(ɪkˈspɛn də bəl)

adj.
1. capable of being expended.
2. consumed in use or not reusable.
3. considered to be not worth keeping or maintaining.
n.
4. Usu., expendables. an expendable person or thing.
[1795–1805]
ex•pend`a•bil′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.expendable - suitable to be expended
replaceable - capable of being replaced
unexpendable - not suitable to be expended
2.expendable - (used of funds) remaining after taxesexpendable - (used of funds) remaining after taxes; "spendable income"
disposable - free or available for use or disposition; "every disposable piece of equipment was sent to the fire"; "disposable assets"

expendable

adjective dispensable, unnecessary, unimportant, replaceable, nonessential, inessential Once we're of no more use to them, we're expendable.
necessary, essential, vital, crucial, indispensable, key
Translations

expendable

[ɪksˈpendəbl]
A. ADJ [equipment] → fungible; [person, luxury] → prescindible
B. NPL expendablesequipo m or material m fungible

expendable

[ɪkˈspɛndəbəl] adj [person] → dont on peut se passer
They're expendable → On peut se passer d'eux.

expendable

(form)
adj device, objectentbehrlich; person alsoüberflüssig; an expendable luxuryein überflüssiger Luxus
n usu pl expendablesentbehrliche Dinge pl

expendable

[ɪksˈpɛndəbl] adjsacrificabile
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