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returnable

[ri-tur-nuh-buh l] /rɪˈtɜr nə bəl/
adjective
1.
that may be returned:
returnable merchandise.
2.
requiring a return, as a writ to the court from which it is issued.
noun
3.
a beverage bottle or can that can be returned when empty for refund of a deposit.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; 1960-65 for def 3; late Middle English retournable. See return, -able
Related forms
returnability, noun
unreturnable, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for returnability

returnable

/rɪˈtɜːnəbəl/
adjective
1.
able to be taken, given, or sent back
2.
required to be returned by law, as a claim to the court from which it issued
Derived Forms
returnability, noun
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Word Origin and History for returnability

returnable

adj.

early 15c., from return (v.) + -able.

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