(?), a. [From Dispose.] Subject to disposal; free to be used or employed as occasion may require; not assigned to any service or use.
[1913 Webster]

The great of this kingdom . . . has easily afforded a disposable surplus.
[1913 Webster]

2. designed to be disposed of after use; -- of articles of commerce. The term implies that it is less expensive to manufacture a new one than to clean and recycle the used item to make it fit for use again; as, disposable dishes; disposable diapers; disposable gloves. Opposite of reusable.
Syn. -- throwaway(predicate), non-reusable.
[WordNet 1.5]


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