disposable disposable  /dɪs ˈpoʊ zə bəl/


  1. (n) an item that can be disposed of after it has been used
  2. (adj) free or available for use or disposition
  3. (adj) designed to be disposed of after use



  1. My biggest wish is not that this disposable's price comes down.
  2. Americans trash an estimated trillion disposable plates and utensils every year; a single-use plate's useful life averages only about five minutes.
  3. Disposable razors account for about 70% of the wet-shave market in volume terms, but only 30% of the value.


  1. Local Group Hopes To Start First Not-For-Profit Bar

    A local non-profit group wants to solve that age-old dilemma of deciding whether to spend one's disposable income on booze or something a little less myopic: United Libations Foundation hopes to become San Francisco's first ever not-for-profit bar, with 100% of the proceeds going to small scale charity projects around the world. [ more › ]
    on June 18, 2013     Source: SFist

  2. OASIS(R) Medical Inc. and Shape Ophthalmics, LLC Announce Joint Venture to Introduce an Innovative Shape Memory ...

    OASIS Medical Inc., manufacturer and distributor of high quality reusable and disposable surgical instruments, punctal occlusion devices, and ocular lubricating and cleansing solutions, is pleased to enter ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Grooming your man with Men’s Health award-winning picks

    If your Dad’s morning routine hasn’t evolved beyond shaving with a disposable razor and washing up with a bar of soap, it’s time you intervened! And there’s no better time than Father’s Day to give him the best grooming gadgets …
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WPIX 11 New York


  1. "They're made out of the same stuff sandbags are made out of," Prince tells the group in hurried, staccato sentences. "They are truly disposable. The normal parachutes you put a human out under are much more expensive. With these, you can use...
    on Jul 27, 2008 By: Erik Prince Source: Newsweek

  2. "Like every election, it's the economy," said New York Yankees star Mark Teixeira, who signed a $180 million, eight-year contract in the offseason. "In tough times, disposable income may not be there."
    on Mar 31, 2009 By: Mark Teixeira Source: Newsweek

  3. "In spite of global economic instability, Canada's economy, indeed Nova Scotia's economy, have been resilient," Harper told the Halifax Chamber of Commerce during a campaign stop. "The real disposable income of Canadians has continued to grow...
    on Sep 12, 2008 By: Stephen Harper Source: Reuters

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