Definition of nondegradable in US English:



  • Not biodegradable or subject to decomposition.

    ‘nondegradable waste that ends up in the water’
    • ‘Such nondegradable pollutants not only accumulate but are often "biologically magnified" as they move along food chains.’
    • ‘One of the good things about nondegradable wrappings, however, is that they soon become eyesores.’
    • ‘The nondegradable pollutants just accumulate along the river, as expressed by equation 2c.’
    • ‘Several communities throughout the United States, including San Francisco, have banned nondegradable shopping bags to encourage shoppers to use their own eco-friendly bags.’