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durable

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adjective du·ra·ble \ˈdu̇r-ə-bəl also ˈdyu̇r-\

Simple Definition of durable

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

Full Definition of durable

  1. :  able to exist for a long time without significant deterioration; also :  designed to be durable <durable goods>

du·ra·bil·i·ty play \ˌdu̇r-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌdyu̇r-\ noun
du·ra·ble·ness play \ˈdu̇r-ə-bəl-nəs, ˈdyu̇r-\ noun
du·ra·bly play \-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>.



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