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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.
not able to be restored, replaced, recommenced, etc: nonrenewable resources.
Relating to a natural resource, such as oil or iron ore, that cannot be replaced once it has been used. Compare renewable.