nondurable

Related to nondurable: consumer durables

non·du·ra·ble

 (nŏn-do͝or′ə-bəl, -dyo͝or′-)
adj.
Not enduring; being in a state of constant consumption: nondurable items such as paper products.
n.
A consumable item: nondurables such as food.
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nondurable

(ˌnɒnˈdjʊərəbəl)
n (usually plural)
goods that are not durable
adj
(Commerce) commerce relating to goods that are consumed immediately or which do not last
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