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
: capable of being renewed <renewable contracts>
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Examples of RENEWABLE
- a renewable life insurance policy
- Forests are renewable natural resources, but they must be treated with care.
- Wind and water are renewable fuel sources.
First Known Use of RENEWABLE
: capable of being replaced by natural processes <Forests are a renewable resource.>
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