Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.

Nonrenewable resource

From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

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


Compare: renewable resource

See also: natural resource