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consumable

[ kuhn-soo-muh-buhl ]
/ kənˈsu mə bəl /
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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.

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Origin of consumable

First recorded in 1635–45; consume + -able
con·sum·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·con·sum·a·ble, adjectiveun·con·sum·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for consumable

consumable
/ (kənˈsjuːməbəl) /

adjective

capable of being consumed

noun

(usually plural) goods intended to be bought and used; consumer goods
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