dispensable

[dih-spen-suh-buhl]
adjective
1.
capable of being dispensed with or done without; not necessary or essential.
2.
capable of being dispensed or administered: The money is not dispensable at present.
3.
Roman Catholic Church. capable of being permitted or forgiven, as an offense or sin.

Origin:
1525–35; < Medieval Latin dispēnsābilis, equivalent to Latin dispēns(āre) to distribute by weight (see dispense) + -ābilis -able

dispensability, dispensableness, noun
nondispensable, adjective
undispensable, adjective


1. expendable, unnecessary; unessential, unimportant, extraneous.
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dispensable (dɪˈspɛnsəbəl)
 
adj
1.  not essential; expendable
2.  capable of being distributed
3.  (of a law, vow, etc) able to be relaxed
 
dispensa'bility
 
n
 
dis'pensableness
 
n

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dispensable
1530s, from M.L. dispensabilis, from dispensare (see dispense).
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dispensable dis·pen·sa·ble (dĭ-spěn'sə-bəl)
adj.
Capable of being dispensed, administered, or distributed. Used of a drug.

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Example sentences
We are thus once more reminded of the distinction between essential or
  unavoidable relational concepts and the dispensable type.
Normally mutations that occur in somatic cells affect only that cell and its
  descendants which are ultimately dispensable.
The manufacture is a dispensable part of the value chain,however, it also
  impact negatively upon the environment.
Bribery and sloppy constructions are quite normal human lives are dispensable.
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