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degradable

[dih-grey-duh-buh l] /dɪˈgreɪ də bəl/
adjective
1.
susceptible to chemical breakdown.
Compare biodegradable.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; degrade + -able
Related forms
degradability, noun
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  • So far, no other company has developed a nonsticky, degradable chewing gum.
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degradable

/dɪˈɡreɪdəbəl/
adjective
1.
(of waste products, packaging materials, etc) capable of being decomposed chemically or biologically See also biodegradable
2.
capable of being degraded
Derived Forms
degradability, noun
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degradable
  (dĭ-grā'də-bəl)   
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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