Definition of nonreturnable in English:


Syllabification: non·re·turn·a·ble
Pronunciation: /ˌnänriˈtərnəbəl


  • 1(Especially of a deposit paid) not repayable in any circumstances.
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    • They would do us all a favour if they did not enter the competition in the first place or face a non-returnable entry fee.
    • The complainant must fill out a form, a copy of which must be given to the hedge owner, and pay a non-returnable fee to the local authority.
    • First you have to fill in a whole bunch of forms and sent them to ICANN with a $1,000 non-returnable fee.
  • 1.1(Of bottles or other containers) not intended to be returned empty to the suppliers.
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    • Until we change the packaging to non-returnable bottles it is difficult for us to do so,’ he said.
    • Consumers pay more for goods in non-returnable containers or that have excessive packaging.
    • I wondered what on earth a self-proclaimed organic gardener was doing with a stock of resource-squandering, non-returnable containers in the first place.

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