[ik-spen-duh-buh l] /ɪkˈspɛn də bəl/
capable of being .
(of an item of equipment or supply) consumed in use or not reusable.
considered to be not worth keeping or maintaining.
Military. (of personnel, equipment, or supplies) capable of being sacrificed in order to accomplish a military objective.
Usually, expendables. an expendable person or thing.
that may be expended or used up
not essential; not worth preserving
able to be sacrificed to achieve an objective, esp a military one
something that is expendable
1805, from expend + -able.
[ik-spend] /ɪkˈspɛnd/ verb (used with object) 1. to use up: She expended energy, time, and care on her work. 2. to pay out; disburse; spend. /ɪkˈspɛnd/ verb (transitive) 1. to spend; disburse 2. to consume or use up v. early 15c., from Latin expendere “pay out, weigh out money,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + […]
[ik-spen-di-cher] /ɪkˈspɛn dɪ tʃər/ noun 1. the act of something, especially funds; disbursement; consumption. 2. something that is ; : Unnecessary expenditures include those for luxury items. /ɪkˈspɛndɪtʃə/ noun 1. something expended, such as time or money 2. the act of expending n. 1769, from Medieval Latin expenditus, irregular past participle of expendere (see expend) […]
[ik-spens] /ɪkˈspɛns/ noun 1. cost or charge: the expense of a good meal. 2. a cause or occasion of spending: A car can be a great expense. 3. the act of expending; expenditure. 4. expenses. verb (used with object), expensed, expensing. 5. to charge or write off as an expense. verb (used without object), expensed, […]
noun 1. an account of business expenditures, as travel, hotel room, meals, and entertainment connected with work, for which an employee will be reimbursed by an employer. noun 1. an arrangement by which expenses incurred in the course of a person’s work are refunded by his employer or deducted from his income for tax purposes […]