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expendable

ex·pend·a·ble

expendable

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk spen d bl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: subject to being disposed or consumed.
definition 2: not able to be used, kept, or maintained; not useful.
definition 3: considered able to be replaced, given up, or sacrificed.
The general considered soldiers expendable, and he was willing to take great risks to achieve his aims.
antonyms:
essential, indispensable
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (often pl.) a person or thing considered replaceable or subject to being discarded.
derivation: expendability (n.)