reversible

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1re·vers·ible

adjective \ri-ˈvər-sə-bəl\

: able to be changed back to an earlier or original state

: able to be stopped and not causing permanent damage or changes

: having two sides that can be used

Full Definition of REVERSIBLE

:  capable of being reversed or of reversing: as
a :  capable of going through a series of actions (as changes) either backward or forward <a reversible chemical reaction>
b :  having two finished usable sides <reversible fabric>
c :  wearable with either side out <a reversible coat>
re·vers·ibil·i·ty \-ˌvər-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
re·vers·ibly \-ˈvər-sə-blē\ adverb

Examples of REVERSIBLE

  1. Fortunately, the damage is reversible.

First Known Use of REVERSIBLE

1648

2reversible

noun

Definition of REVERSIBLE

:  a reversible cloth or article of clothing

First Known Use of REVERSIBLE

1863

re·vers·ible

adjective \ri-ˈvər-sə-bəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REVERSIBLE

1
: capable of going through a series of actions (as changes) either backward or forward <the chemical reaction was not reversible>
2
: capable of being corrected or undone : not permanent or irrevocable <reversible hypertension> <a reversible vasectomy>
re·vers·ibil·i·ty \-ˌvər-sə-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun, plural re·vers·ibil·i·ties
re·vers·ibly \-ˈvər-sə-blē\ adverb

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