non-essential









non-essential


adjective

  1. not essential; not necessary: Nonessential use of gasoline was forbidden during the war.

noun

  1. a nonessential thing or person.

adjective

  1. not essential; not necessary
  2. biochem (of an amino acid in a particular organism) able to be synthesized from other substances

noun

  1. a nonessential person or thing

adj.also nonessential, 1717, from non- + essential (adj.). Attested as a noun from 1806. adj.

  1. Being a substance required for normal functioning but not needed in the diet because the body can synthesize it.

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