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washable

[wosh-uh-buh l, waw-shuh-] /ˈwɒʃ ə bəl, ˈwɔ ʃə-/
adjective
1.
capable of being washed without shrinking, fading, or the like.
noun
2.
a washable garment.
Origin of washable
1615-1625
1615-25; wash + -able
Related forms
washability, noun
nonwashable, adjective
unwashable, adjective
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washable

/ˈwɒʃəbəl/
adjective
1.
(esp of fabrics or clothes) capable of being washed without deteriorating
Derived Forms
washability, noun
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Word Origin and History for washable
adj.

1620s, from wash (v.) + -able. Related: Washables (n.), 1892.

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