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Meaning of dispensable by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • ( UK ) IPA: [dɪsˈpɛnsəbəɫ]


    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


    1. capable of being dispensed with or done without

    2. dispensable items of personal property

    Definition of dispensable by GCIDE Dictionary


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

      2. Capable of being dispensed with. Coleridge.