designed for or capable of being thrown away after being used or used up: disposable plastic spoons; a disposable cigarette lighter.
free for use; available: Every disposable vehicle was sent.
something disposable after a single use, as a paper cup, plate, or napkin.
- dis·pos·a·bil·i·ty, dis·pos·a·ble·ness, noun
- dis·pos·a·bly, adverb
- non·dis·pos·a·ble, adjective
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How to use disposable in a sentence
There are many options available, from single-use disposable sachets to rechargeable battery-operated models.How to stay warm while sleeping in the frigid outdoors | Alisha McDarris | February 12, 2021 | Popular-Science
One is wearing a cloth mask over a disposable surgical mask.Masks should fit better or be doubled up to protect against coronavirus variants, CDC says | Lena H. Sun, Fenit Nirappil | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Other hand warmers, including rechargeable, chemically activated, and disposable styles, are safe on skin once they reach the appropriate temperature.Best hand warmers: Block the chill during your favorite winter activities | PopSci Commerce Team | February 10, 2021 | Popular-Science
If you’re using a disposable mask or one without adjustable straps, consider tying a small knot at the midpoint of each loop.
He saw latex gloves and blue, disposable masks littering his garden and street.
“The NFL in crisis” became yet another disposable meme—much to the relief of NFL executives and fans alike.
Anyone having contact with the animals must wear disposable suits and booties to prevent the spread of infections.Aporkalypse Now: Pig-Killing Virus Could Mean the End of Bacon | Carrie Arnold | August 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Just imagine wearing this incredible WPNQ disposable poncho as you walk down the street.
In countries with rampant poverty, disposable hygiene products are a luxury.
At its most pejorative, the term describes a uniquely disposable kind of young gay man: Hairless, guileless, witless.
He had neither watch in his pocket, nor ring on his finger, nor disposable stud in his shirt.Rhoda Fleming, Complete | George Meredith
The disposable revenue was still further reduced by the jaghires which Mr. Hastings granted, but to what amount does not appear.
The whole disposable force at Baltimore and else where in reach have already been sent after the enemy which alarms you.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Six | Abraham Lincoln
They know little of Coleridge's habits who suppose that his attention was disposable for cases of this kind.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols) | Thomas De Quincey
All the disposable forces under General Jessup were now put into active employ.The Exiles of Florida | Joshua R. Giddings
British Dictionary definitions for disposable
designed for disposal after use: disposable cups
available for use if needed: disposable assets
something, such as a baby's nappy, that is designed for disposal
(plural) short for disposable goods
- disposability or disposableness, noun
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