de gradable


susceptible to chemical breakdown.
Compare biodegradable.

1960–65; degrade + -able

degradability, noun Unabridged
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degradable (dɪˈɡreɪdəbəl)
1.  See also biodegradable (of waste products, packaging materials, etc) capable of being decomposed chemically or biologically
2.  capable of being degraded

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degradable   (dĭ-grā'də-bəl)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to a compound that breaks down into simpler compounds by stages. During the degradation of a degradable compound, well-defined intermediate products are created.
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