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English definition of “dispensable”

dispensable

adjective uk   /dɪˈspen.sə.bl̩/ us  
more than you need and therefore not necessary; that can be got rid of: It seemed the soldiers were regarded as dispensable - their deaths just didn't matter.
Opposite
Too much and unnecessary
(Definition of dispensable from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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