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throwaway

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈθrəʊ.ə.weɪ/  us   /ˈθroʊ-/
made to be destroyed after use: throwaway cups and plates We live in a throwaway society.throwaway comment/line/remark something that someone says without thinking carefully and is not intended to be serious
Translations of “throwaway”
in Chinese (Traditional) 一次性使用的,用後即棄的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一次性使用的,用后即弃的…
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