[ dih-spen-suh-buhl ]
/ dɪˈspɛn sə bəl /
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of dispensable
OTHER WORDS FROM dispensabledis·pen·sa·bil·i·ty, dis·pen·sa·ble·ness, nounnon·dis·pens·a·ble, adjectiveun·dis·pen·sa·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dispensable
/ (dɪˈspɛnsəbəl) /
not essential; expendable
capable of being distributed
(of a law, vow, etc) able to be relaxed
Derived forms of dispensabledispensability or dispensableness, noun
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Medical definitions for dispensable
[ dĭ-spĕn′sə-bəl ]
Capable of being dispensed, administered, or distributed. Used of a drug.
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