Adjective "disposable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of an article) intended to be thrown away after use.
  1. 'a disposable razor'
  2. 'Consumers might also welcome a tiered approach to rentals, with cheaper, single-viewing sessions available on disposable disks, he said.'
  3. 'Still remember the thrill, in those early days, of discovering scarce URLs; now they're printed on every piece of disposable packaging that I throw in the bin.'
  4. 'The bleached pulp is then converted into a variety of paper products, including disposable diapers.'
  5. 'Even the razor should be a disposable one, thrown out after use.'
  6. 'More recently, disposable baths are available from several manufacturers as prepackaged single-use units.'
  7. 'As if all that were not enough, new scientific research is beginning to throw up other potential hazards with disposable nappies.'
  8. 'After they finished they threw their disposable plates and utensils down a chute.'
  9. 'During the purge I came across a still-functional disposable razor and since I was in a whimsical mood, I proceeded to convert my full beard into a goatee.'
  10. 'And one of the council's strategies will be to work with parents to try to discourage them from using disposable nappies in favour of reusables.'
  11. 'Once disposable nappies were for convenience.'
  12. 'He was introduced as a disposable character to push the story along for a couple of episodes at most.'
  13. 'There was a time when employees were disposable.'
  14. 'Low Road buildings keep being valuable precisely because they are disposable.'
  15. 'In the age of disposable parents, it turns out you can't blame psychological disorders for what happens in the absence of rules.'
  16. 'But if she is ill or injured or just troublesome, she's disposable.'
  17. 'It's nice to call them disposable soldiers, but that's not the reality.'
  18. 'We're dealing with what you should really consider to be disposable people and kind of even a new model of slavery.'
  19. 'Because I somehow feel that somewhere in someone's thinking fathers are disposable, because that's the way we're treating this man.'
  20. 'But with the new fashion for disposable leaders, perhaps it doesn't matter much.'
  21. 'Instead, I'd gambled all my sweetness only to find out I was disposable.'
(chiefly of financial assets) readily available for the owner's use as required.
  1. 'We want to be able to compute various per capita measures, such as GDP per capita and real disposable personal income.'
  2. 'The company is even considering opening a kiosk to sell sunglasses in the retail food court to gain a greater share of their customers' disposable dollars.'
  3. 'Brokering deals with things Britain didn't even possess is what kept her afloat in an age where several companies had a larger gross revenue and more disposable budget than the defunct remnants of age old empires.'
  4. 'Ms Nicholas said only disposable assets were taken into account when determining eligibility.'
  5. 'A person with disposable assets may want to keep it all for himself or herself, may not want to let go of any of it, and may actually be anxious about what will happen if too much gets away.'
  6. 'As a business owner, you can't afford to view employees as disposable assets.'
  7. 'As a result the growth in total wages has contributed far less to the overall growth in disposable personal income in this downturn than in prior downturns.'
  8. 'As the cofounder of Microsoft he has more disposable investment capital than most of us.'
  9. 'Investment will therefore be a function of the financial viability of the hospital and its possession of disposable assets rather than its ranking in terms of national and regional need.'
  10. 'We are really looking at young, mobile 18- to 24-year-olds with a sizeable disposable spend, but our company will obviously appeal to people outside that bracket," she said.'


An article designed to be thrown away after use.
  1. 'And Bea added that they would be cheaper than disposables and I asked J if they were expensive. ‘Oh, I don't know, I never look at the price of things,’ he said.'
  2. 'The latter is a medical device manufacturer specializing in proprietary OEM products and private-label fluid disposables.'
  3. 'Whether you're trying to bond a cannula to a syringe hub, cement a lens in an endoscope, or produce disposables, chances are that some company makes an adhesive especially for that purpose.'
  4. 'While my disposables are non-biodegradable I draw comfort from the claims that washing the cloth nappies uses so much soap that it's an environmental hazard anyway.'
  5. 'They go on like the disposables and are really easy to use.'
  6. 'In reality, disposables take up a tiny proportion of landfill, and given the energy you need to boil the water and the amount of bleach and detergent you tip down the drain, nobody's really sure.'
  7. 'Initially the plan was we would have enough money from Mr and Mrs Davis for three years' worth of disposables.'
  8. 'At the other end, there are the nappies to buy - 1,126 for disposables for the first three years.'
  9. 'Chip cards may have a long-term advantage over disposables.'
  10. '‘Parents can no longer be demonised for using disposables,’ Tracey Stewart opined.'


1. designed for or capable of being thrown away after being used or used up: disposable plastic spoons; a disposable cigarette lighter.

2. free for use; available: Every disposable vehicle was sent. noun

3. something disposable after a single use, as a paper cup, plate, or napkin.

More examples(as adjective)

"incomes can be disposable."

"products can be disposable."

"nappieses can be disposable."

"syringes can be disposable."

"diapers can be disposable."

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