[ri-noo, -nyoo] /rɪˈnu, -ˈnyu/
able to be :
a library book that is not renewable.
something that is renewable.
not able to be restored, replaced, recommenced, etc: nonrenewable resources
1727, from renew + -able. In reference to energy sources, attested by 1971.
Relating to a natural resource, such as petroleum or a mineral ore, that cannot be replaced once it has been extracted or procured. Nonrenewable resources that are not significantly altered by their use, including most metals, can often be recovered and their usefulness extended by recycling. Compare renewable.
Relating to a natural resource, such as solar energy, water, or wood, that is never used up or that can be replaced by new growth. Resources that are dependent on regrowth can sometimes be depleted beyond the point of renewability, as when the deforestation of land leads to desertification or when a commercially valuable species is harvested to extinction. Pollution can also make a renewable resource such as water unusable in a particular location. Compare nonrenewable.
[ri-noo, -nyoo] /rɪˈnu, -ˈnyu/ adjective 1. able to be : a library book that is not renewable. noun 2. something that is renewable. adj. also nonrenewable, 1946, from non- + renewable. adj. 1727, from renew + -able. In reference to energy sources, attested by 1971. renewable (rĭ-n’ə-bəl) Relating to a natural resource, such as solar […]
[ri-noo-uh l, -nyoo-] /rɪˈnu əl, -ˈnyu-/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state of being . 3. an instance of this. /rɪˈnjuːəl/ noun 1. the act of renewing or state of being renewed 2. something that is renewed n. 1680s, from renew + -al (2). Specific meaning “urban redevelopment” is from 1965, American […]
- Non rep.
1. non repetatur.
[ri-pair] /rɪˈpɛər/ verb (used with object) 1. to restore to a good or sound condition after decay or damage; mend: to repair a motor. 2. to restore or renew by any process of making good, strengthening, etc.: to repair one’s health by resting. 3. to remedy; make good; make up for: to repair damage; to […]