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1. That cannot be returned: Merchandise on sale is generally nonreturnable.
2. Not exchangeable for a deposit: nonreturnable bottles.


(Commerce) denoting a container, esp a bottle, on which no returnable deposit is paid on purchase of the contents


(ˌnɒn rɪˈtɜr nə bəl)

1. not returnable, esp. not returnable to a vendor for refund of a deposit.
2. something that is not returnable.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nonreturnable - that may not be returned; "nonreturnable bottles cannot be exchanged for a deposit"; "sale merchandise is nonreturnable"
returnable - that may be returned; "returnable bottles and cans"; "this merchandise is returnable if you save the receipt"


[ˌnɒnrɪˈtɜːnəbl] adj nonreturnable bottlevuoto a perdere
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