renewability

renewable

[ri-noo, -nyoo]
adjective
1.
able to be renewed: a library book that is not renewable.
noun
2.
something that is renewable.

Origin:
1720–30; renew + -able

renewability, noun
nonrenewable, adjective
unrenewable, adjective
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renew (rɪˈnjuː)
 
vb
1.  to take up again
2.  (also intr) to begin (an activity) again; recommence: to renew an attempt
3.  to restate or reaffirm (a promise, etc)
4.  (also intr) to make (a lease, licence, or contract) valid or effective for a further period
5.  to extend the period of loan of (a library book)
6.  to regain or recover (vigour, strength, activity, etc)
7.  to restore to a new or fresh condition
8.  to replace (an old or worn-out part or piece)
9.  to replenish (a supply, etc)
 
re'newable
 
adj
 
renewa'bility
 
n
 
re'newer
 
n

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renewable   (rĭ-n'ə-bəl)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to a natural resource, such as solar energy, water, or wood, that is never used up or that can be replaced by new growth. Resources that are dependent on regrowth can sometimes be depleted beyond the point of renewability, as when the deforestation of land leads to desertification or when a commercially valuable species is harvested to extinction. Pollution can also make a renewable resource such as water unusable in a particular location. Compare nonrenewable.
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