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

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

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


  • 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


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