Definition of non-renewable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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