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Meaning of dispensable by Wiktionary Dictionary

dispensable


    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: [dɪsˈpɛnsəbəɫ]

    Adjective

    dispensable ( comparative more dispensable, superlative most dispensable )

    1. Able to be done without; able to be expended; easily replaced .
    2. Capable of being dispensed; distributable.
    3. ( of a law, rule, vow, etc. ) Subject to dispensation; possible to relax, exempt from, or annul.
    4. ( biochemistry, nutrition, of an amino acid ) Not essential to be taken in as part of an organism's diet, as it can be synthesized de novo.

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Explanation of dispensable by Wordnet Dictionary

dispensable


    Adjective
    1. capable of being dispensed with or done without

    2. dispensable items of personal property


    Definition of dispensable by GCIDE Dictionary

    dispensable


    1. Dispensable a. [LL. dispensabilis. See Dispense.]
      1. Capable of being dispensed or administered.

      2. Capable of being dispensed with. Coleridge.