consumable

[ kuh n-soo-muh-buh l ]
/ kənˈsu mə bəl /

adjective

able or meant to be consumed, as by eating, drinking, or using: consumable goods.
liable to be used up or depleted: comsumable resources.

noun

Usually consumables. something that is produced to be consumed, as processed food or fuel.

Nearby words

  1. consultative,
  2. consulting,
  3. consulting room,
  4. consulting staff,
  5. consultor,
  6. consumables,
  7. consume,
  8. consumed,
  9. consumedly,
  10. consumer

Origin of consumable

First recorded in 1635–45; consume + -able

Related formscon·sum·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·con·sum·a·ble, adjectiveun·con·sum·a·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for consumables

consumable

/ (kənˈsjuːməbəl) /

adjective

capable of being consumed

noun

(usually plural) goods intended to be bought and used; consumer goods
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Word Origin and History for consumables
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