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inconsumable

[in-kuh n-soo-muh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. not consumable; incapable of being consumed.

Origin of inconsumable

First recorded in 1640–50; in-3 + consumable
Related formsin·con·sum·a·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for inconsumable

Historical Examples

  • With us there is left the soul, which is expressly said to be inconsumable.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845

    Various

  • For did she not know that God gives the heart of a poet to be as fuel to his genius, for ever consumed and inconsumable?

    The Divine Fire

    May Sinclair

  • Inconsumable, in-kon-sūm′a-bl, adj. that cannot be consumed or wasted.


British Dictionary definitions for inconsumable

inconsumable

adjective
  1. incapable of being consumed or used up
  2. economics providing an economic service without being consumed, as currency
Derived Formsinconsumably, adverb
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