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durable

adjective du·ra·ble \ˈdr-ə-bəl also ˈdyr-\

: staying strong and in good condition over a long period of time

Full Definition of DURABLE

:  able to exist for a long time without significant deterioration; also :  designed to be durable <durable goods>
du·ra·bil·i·ty \ˌdr-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌdyr-\ noun
du·ra·ble·ness \ˈdr-ə-bəl-nəs, ˈdyr-\ noun
du·ra·bly \-blē\ adverb

Origin of DURABLE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin durabilis, from durare to last — more at during
First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of DURABLE

lasting, permanent, durable, stable mean enduring for so long as to seem fixed or established. lasting implies a capacity to continue indefinitely <a book that left a lasting impression on me>. permanent adds usually the implication of being designed or planned to stand or continue indefinitely <permanent living arrangements>. durable implies power to resist destructive agencies <durable fabrics>. stable implies lastingness because of resistance to being overturned or displaced <a stable government>.

Rhymes with DURABLE

DURABLY Defined for Kids

durable

adjective du·ra·ble \ˈdr-ə-bəl, ˈdyr-\

Definition of DURABLE for Kids

:  able to last a long time <durable furniture>

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