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consumable

[kuh n-soo-muh-buh l] /kənˈsu mə bəl/
adjective
1.
able or meant to be consumed, as by eating, drinking, or using:
consumable goods.
2.
liable to be used up or depleted:
comsumable resources.
noun
3.
Usually, consumables. something that is produced to be consumed, as processed food or fuel.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; consume + -able
Related forms
consumability, noun
nonconsumable, adjective
unconsumable, adjective
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Examples from the web for consumable
  • consumable commodities, whether necessaries or luxuries, may be taxed in two different ways.
  • Of course it all dumped nicely into a bowl and was consumable.
  • It is often argued that more lore attaches to chocolate than to any other human consumable except wine.
  • So, this doesn't appear to be consumable for the more general audiences.
  • Lower income expectations and higher consumable prices increase the need for savings.
  • The only major consumable will be the battery, which will have to be replaced every x years.
  • Dental consumable products consist of dental sundries and small equipment used in dental offices for the treatment of patients.
  • Alcohol is a beneficial consumable when taken in moderation.
  • Airport development actions have the potential to change energy requirements or use consumable natural resources.
  • Typically, consumable inventory consists of toll transponders.
British Dictionary definitions for consumable

consumable

/kənˈsjuːməbəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being consumed
noun
2.
(usually pl) goods intended to be bought and used; consumer goods
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Word Origin and History for consumable
adj.

1640s, from consume + -able.

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