Definition of nonreturnable in English:

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nonreturnable

Pronunciation: /ˌnänrəˈtərnəb(ə)l/

adjective

1(Especially of a deposit paid) not repayable in any circumstances.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: non·re·turn·a·ble

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