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collapsible

[kuh-lap-suh-buh l] /kəˈlæp sə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of collapsing or of being collapsed, as for carrying or storing.
noun
2.
something that is collapsible:
The auditorium chairs are collapsibles that store easily.
Also, collapsable.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; collapse + -ible
Related forms
collapsibility, collapsability, noun
noncollapsability, noun
noncollapsable, adjective
noncollapsibility, noun
noncollapsible, adjective
precollapsability, noun
precollapsable, adjective
precollapsibility, noun
precollapsible, adjective
uncollapsable, adjective
uncollapsible, adjective
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Word Origin and History for noncollapsibility

collapsible

adj.

1875, alternative spelling of collapsable.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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