all-purpose

adjective
all-pur·​pose | \ ˈȯl-ˈpər-pəs How to pronounce all-purpose (audio) \

Definition of all-purpose

: suited for many purposes or uses

First Known Use of all-purpose

1867, in the meaning defined above

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all-purpose

all-purpose flour

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“All-purpose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all-purpose. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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