nonrenewable


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non·re·new·a·ble

 (nŏn′rĭ-no͞o′ə-bəl, -nyo͞o′-)
adj.
1. That cannot be renewed: a nonrenewable license.
2. 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.

nonrenewable

(ˌnɒnrɪˈnjuːəbəl)
adj
not able to be restored, replaced, recommenced, etc: nonrenewable resources.

non·re·new·a·ble

(nŏn′rĭ-no͞o′ə-bəl)
Relating to a natural resource, such as oil or iron ore, that cannot be replaced once it has been used. Compare renewable.
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Adj.1.nonrenewable - that can not be renewednonrenewable - that can not be renewed; "books on that shelf are unrenewable"; "gas and oil are nonrenewable resources"
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