- 1(Of a contract, agreement, etc.) not able to be renewed: nonrenewable licensesMore example sentences
- Up until that point, nobody had informed me that my contract would be fixed term and non-renewable.
- The president and vice-president and sixteen members of the eighty-member congress are elected by the nation as a whole for non-renewable four-year terms.
- The Board is composed of six Board Members, appointed by Council for a four-year, non-renewable term.
- 2(Of a natural resource or source of energy) existing in finite quantity; not capable of being replenished: they realized that oil was nonrenewable, polluting, and expensiveMore example sentences
- Steel is made from a non-renewable resource so we only have a limited amount to export.
- Hemp can replace many non-renewable resources as well as numerous processed and manufactured goods.
- The consumption of resources, including non-renewable energy, is but one factor facing the development industry right now.
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- A nonrenewable energy source: the availability of oil or other nonrenewables is not a concern to modern environmentalistsMore example sentences
- Perhaps I shouldn't have cancelled the air-conditioning to cut our use of non-renewables.
- And inevitably the non-renewables will run out and we will be forced to use sustainable energy.
- Does he seriously see us moving to renewable resources while there are still non-renewables we can burn?
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