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"non-renewable" in British English

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non-renewableadjective

uk   /ˌnɒn.rɪˈnjuː.ə.bl̩/  us   /ˌnɑːn.rɪˈnuː-/
existing in ​limitedquantities that cannot be ​replaced after they have all been used: Oil, ​naturalgas, and ​coal are non-renewable ​fuels. If an ​officialdocument or ​agreement is non-renewable, ​its use cannot be ​continued for an ​extraperiod of ​time after it has ​ended: Foreign ​workersbringingdependents could ​obtain only one non-renewable two-year ​visa.
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"non-renewable" in Business English

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non-renewableadjective

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ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES relating to ​materials, etc. that are not able to be ​replaced: non-renewable resources/fuels Green ​power is displacing ​power that would have come from a non-renewable ​source.
LAW if an ​agreement or an ​officialdocument is non-renewable, its use cannot be continued for an ​extraperiod of ​time: This ​contract is ​valid for a ​period of two ​years, and is non-renewable.
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non-renewablenoun

uk   us   ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES
non-renewables [plural] a ​type of ​energy that cannot be ​replaced after it has been used: Investment in ​renewables has ​outstripped non-renewables for the second ​year in ​succession.
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