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Nonrenewable 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 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