Definition of "dispensable" [dis•pen•sa•ble]

  • Not essential; unimportant: dispensable items of personal property. (adjective)
  • Capable of being dispensed, administered, or distributed: dispensable drugs. (adjective)
  • Subject to dispensation, as a vow or church law. (adjective)

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Use "dispensable" in a sentence
  • "You'll have to give up some stuff on that list and which are dispensable is something only you guys know."
  • "Klf-4 and c-myc endogenously expressed in the starting cells, make forcing their expression dispensable"
  • "(Romesh Ratnesar subtitles his dispensable book on Reagan's 1987 "tear down this wall" speech in Berlin "A City, a President, and the Speech That Ended the Cold War.")"