One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Denoting or relating to a product that is intended to be discarded after being used once; disposable.‘dry the gloved hands with a one-use towel’
- ‘With the exception of the space shuttle, all launch vehicles today are one-use only.’
- ‘The people who should be worried about their livelihood are the one-use disposable camera firms.’
- ‘We live in a disposable society, but most green-thumbed people are keen recyclers and baulk at one-use wonders.’
- ‘Recent campaigns and policies have focused on reducing the number of one-use plastic bags at checkout lines.’
- ‘A one-use barcode is generated for the store to scan; if that doesn't work, a passcode is also created to type into tills.’
- ‘Specifically intended for one-use ramming, the design of this aircraft was undertaken by famed oddball of German aviation Walter Wundes of Gotha.’
- ‘Too often around the country we see one-use facilities built by previous generations no longer fitting the use they were put aside for.’
- ‘There are also two special, one-use cards that definitely improve the game.’
- ‘These are one-use special actions that you can use instead of (or in addition to) a regular turn.’
- ‘He qualified under, and is a member of, the European Professional Piercers' Association (EPPA), and works in a sterilised studio with one-use, sterilised equipment.’
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