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Meaning of nonessential

non•es•sen•tial

Pronunciation: (non"u-sen'shul), [key]
— adj.
  1. not essential; not necessary: Nonessential use of gasoline was forbidden during the war.
—n.
  1. a nonessential thing or person.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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