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disposableadjective

 us   /dɪˈspoʊ·zə·bəl/
intended to be ​thrown away after use: disposable ​cups
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disposableadjective

uk   us   /dɪˈspəʊzəbl/
[usually before noun] used to describe a ​product that can be ​boughtcheaply and is ​meant to be thrown away after use: The ​market no ​longeroffers disposable ​plastic bags at ​checkout. disposable cameras/razors/lenses disposable diapers/nappies
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[only before noun] FINANCE available for use: disposable ​assets/​capital/​cash

disposablenoun

uk   us   /dɪˈspəʊzəbl/
[C, usually plural] a disposable ​product: medical/​plastic disposables Many ​people now use cloth nappies instead of disposables. The ​companyclaims that one ​rechargeablebatteryreplaces 500 to 1,000 disposables.
disposables [plural] ECONOMICS →  non-durable goods
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