nonrenewable nonrenewable  /nɑn ri ˈnu ə bəl/


  • (adj) that can not be renewed


  1. Precious metals and gemstones are practically the definition of nonrenewable resources, and more than a few hands get dirty in the nefarious process of unearthing them.
  2. The slow greening of world opinion has focused thus far on the problems of the physical environment, notably climate change, pollution, and depletion of nonrenewable resources.
  3. As oil is a nonrenewable resource, Kuwait's leaders are eager for their country to develop in new directions.



  1. "But it is a nonrenewable resource, and it is something that should again give us pause for concern if we don't look at how we diversify the portfolio," Ritter said.
    on Jul 1, 2008 By: Bill Ritter Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  2. "Just think about this: What if we worked with our suppliers to take nonrenewable energy off our shelves and out of the lives of our customers," Scott said at the Prince of Wales Business and the Environment Programmed.
    on Feb 1, 2007 By: Lee Scott Source: Forbes

  3. "We are increasing our savings and capital allocations as a result of higher revenues from income tax, investment income and nonrenewable resources," Finance Minister Lyle Oberg said in a statement.
    on Nov 20, 2007 By: Lyle Oberg Source: Reuters

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