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throwawayadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈθroʊ·əˌweɪ/
designed to be used only once and then gotten rid of: Throwaway cameras are light, compact, cheap, and simple.
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"throwaway" in British English

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throwawayadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈθrəʊ.ə.weɪ/ us   /ˈθroʊ.ə.weɪ/
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throwawayadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈθrəʊəweɪ/ us  
COMMERCE, MARKETING, ENVIRONMENT throwaway goods, products, etc. are designed and marketed in a way that encourages people to keep replacing them: Much of China's emissions come from manufacturing throwaway products for the west. A fundamental change in consumer attitudes to the throwaway culture is the only way forward.
COMMERCE used to describe a price that is very low: Analysts warned that expecting to buy hi-tech products at increasingly throwaway prices would eventually cause us all problems.
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used to describe something that someone says without thinking carefully about whether it might be offensive to anyone: throwaway comment/remark He faced disciplinary action because of a throwaway comment about a colleague.
throwaway society disapproving
ENVIRONMENT the modern world in which many goods are disposable and create waste: The developed world has become an increasingly throwaway society.
(Definition of throwaway from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “throwaway”
in Chinese (Simplified) 一次性使用的,用后即弃的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一次性使用的,用後即棄的…
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