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[ree-chahr-juh-buh l] /riˈtʃɑr dʒə bəl/
(of a storage battery) capable of being charged repeatedly.
Compare cordless (def 2).
a rechargeable battery.
Origin of rechargeable
1945-50; re- + chargeable
Related forms
rechargeability, noun
nonrechargeable, adjective
unrechargeable, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for rechargeable
  • Also, rechargeable spotlights and flashlights are great for outdoor adventures as well as weather emergencies.
  • There are several types of rechargeable batteries, each with its own limitations.
  • Users would install the cartridge in their electronic device, which would also contain a fuel cell and a rechargeable battery.
  • Choose rechargeable batteries, then recycle them when they die.
  • rechargeable batteries are more cost effective than throwaway batteries over the long term.
  • Electric vehicles use power stored in a bank of rechargeable batteries to run an electric motor that powers the wheels.
  • The rechargeable battery means the speaker can be taken anywhere.
  • The external transmitter uses rechargeable batteries or can be plugged directly into the wall.
  • Power boost function can be used only with rechargeable batteries.
  • It comes with a rechargeable digital ink pen that users can use to draw and take notes on the screen.
Word Origin and History for rechargeable

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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