capable of being expended.
(of an item of equipment or supply) consumed in use or not reusable.
considered to be not worth keeping or maintaining.
Military. (of personnel, equipment, or supplies) capable of being sacrificed in order to accomplish a military objective.
Usually expendables. an expendable person or thing.
Origin of expendable
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for expendability
Historical Examples of expendability
Ivy, after ten years in Interstel, you should know that experience and expendability are synonymous.Attrition
that may be expended or used up
not essential; not worth preserving
able to be sacrificed to achieve an objective, esp a military one
something that is expendable
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper