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renewable

adjective re·new·able \-ˈnü-ə-bəl, -ˈnyü-\

: able to be extended for another time period : able to be renewed

: restored or replaced by natural processes : able to be replaced by nature

Full Definition of RENEWABLE

1
:  capable of being renewed <renewable contracts>
2
:  capable of being replaced by natural ecological cycles or sound management practices <renewable resources>
re·new·abil·i·ty \-ˌnü-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -ˌnyü-\ noun
renewable noun
re·new·ably \-ˈnü-ə-blē, -ˈnyü-\ adverb

Examples of RENEWABLE

  1. a renewable life insurance policy
  2. Forests are renewable natural resources, but they must be treated with care.
  3. Wind and water are renewable fuel sources.

First Known Use of RENEWABLE

1727

Rhymes with RENEWABLE

RENEWABILITY Defined for Kids

renewable

adjective re·new·able \ri-ˈnü-ə-bəl, -ˈnyü-\

Definition of RENEWABLE for Kids

:  capable of being replaced by natural processes <Forests are a renewable resource.>

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