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nondurable

[non-doo r-uh-buh l, -dyoo r-] /nɒnˈdʊər ə bəl, -ˈdyʊər-/
adjective
1.
not resistant to wear, decay, etc.; not sturdy:
nondurable fabrics.
2.
not lasting or enduring; consumable or perishable.
noun
3.
nondurables, goods that are used up quickly or purchased frequently, as food and apparel.
Compare durable goods.
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nondurability, nondurableness, noun
nondurably, adverb
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  • In addition, nondurable concretes are far more deteriorated and contain more cracks or micro-cracks than durable concretes.
  • nondurable goods generally last less than three years.
  • Manufacturing went unchanged as a fractional decline in nondurable goods was offset by a fractional increase in durables.

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