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Non-renewable resource

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Definition

noun

A type of natural resource that cannot be replenished or takes time for nature to produce or replenish in order to sustain the rate of consumption.


Supplement

Example of non-renewable resource is the fossil fuel. Depending on the rate of use a renewable resource may also become a non-renewable such as the consumption of water.


Compare: renewable resource

See also: natural resource