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durable

[doo r-uh-buh l, dyoo r-] /ˈdʊər ə bəl, ˈdyʊər-/
adjective
1.
able to resist wear, decay, etc., well; lasting; enduring.
noun
2.
durables, durable goods.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin dūrābilis. See dure2, -able
Related forms
durability, durableness, noun
durably, adverb
undurability, noun
undurable, adjective
undurableness, noun
undurably, adverb
Synonyms
1. permanent.
Antonyms
1. weak, transitory.
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British Dictionary definitions for durableness

durable

/ˈdjʊərəbəl/
adjective
1.
long-lasting; enduring: a durable fabric
Derived Forms
durability, durableness, noun
durably, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Old French, from Latin dūrābilis, from dūrāre to last; see endure
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Word Origin and History for durableness

durable

adj.

late 14c., from Old French durable (11c.), from Latin durabilis "lasting, permanent," from durare "to last, harden" (see endure). Durable goods attested from 1930.

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