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Definition of nonrenewable adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    nonrenewable

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌnɑnrɪˈnuəbl//
     
     
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  1. 1(of natural resources such as gas or oil) that cannot be replaced after use the need to protect nonrenewable resources nonrenewable energy sources Fossil fuels are nonrenewable and rapidly running out.
  2. 2 that cannot be continued or repeated for a further period of time after it has ended a nonrenewable contract The position is a fixed-term nonrenewable appointment. opposite renewable