Meaning of “expendable” in the English Dictionary

"expendable" in British English

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expendableadjective

uk /ɪkˈspen.də.bəl/ us /ɪkˈspen.də.bəl/

(Definition of “expendable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"expendable" in American English

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expendableadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ɪkˈspen·də·bəl/

not worth keeping or no longer useful:

He was considered expendable and dropped from the team.

(Definition of “expendable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"expendable" in Business English

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expendableadjective

uk /ɪkˈspendəbl/ us

not completely necessary for success or continuing in business:

In today's tough labor climate, individual workers are expendable.
It seems he has become an expendable asset at the company.

expendable supplies are things that are used in a business that have little value:

expendable items/goods/supplies

made to be used up or worn out over time:

The one year parts and labor warranty excludes expendable parts such as batteries, springs, and filters.

(Definition of “expendable” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)