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Definition of "disposable" [dis•pos•a•ble]

  • Designed to be disposed of after use: disposable diapers; disposable razors. (adjective)
  • Remaining to a person after taxes have been deducted: disposable income. (adjective)
  • Free for use; available: Every disposable piece of equipment was sent to the fire. (adjective)
  • An article, such as a paper diaper or hypodermic syringe, that can be disposed of after one use. (noun)
  • Designed for disposal after use (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Available for use if needed (adjective)
  • Something, such as a baby's nappy, that is designed for disposal (noun)

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Use "disposable" in a sentence
  • "I mean, get what I call a disposable e-mail address."
  • "Worse yet, NASA appears to have resigned itself to the fact that splashing down in disposable spam cans is and will Forever be the way Astronauts will travel."
  • "If our definition of human happiness has become: the satisfaction that derives from toting our consumables around in disposable plastic bags … then I think our conception of what it means to be happy could use a little work."