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rechargeable

[ree-chahr-juh-buh l] /riˈtʃɑr dʒə bəl/
adjective
1.
(of a storage battery) capable of being charged repeatedly.
Compare cordless (def 2).
noun
2.
a rechargeable battery.
Origin of rechargeable
1945-1950
1945-50; re- + chargeable
Related forms
rechargeability, noun
nonrechargeable, adjective
unrechargeable, adjective
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  • The card allows the buyer to use a certain amount of prepaid electricity and is rechargeable.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
Word Origin and History for rechargeable
adj.

1901 of batteries, etc., from recharge + -able. Earlier in financial accounts.

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