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degradable

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adjective de·grad·able \di-ˈgrā-də-bəl, dē-\

Simple Definition of degradable

  • : capable of being slowly broken down into simple parts

Full Definition of degradable

  1. :  capable of being chemically degraded <degradable detergents> — compare biodegradable

de·grad·abil·i·ty play \-ˌgrā-də-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of degradable

  1. plastic that is not degradable



Circa 1962

First Known Use of degradable

circa 1962

Rhymes with degradable


Medical Dictionary

degradable

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adjective de·grad·able \di-ˈgrād-ə-bəl\

Medical Definition of degradable

  1. :  capable of being chemically degraded <degradable detergents>

  2. de·grad·abil·i·ty \-ˌgrād-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun, plural de·grad·abil·i·ties




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