charge·​able | \ ˈchär-jə-bəl How to pronounce chargeable (audio) \

Definition of chargeable

1 archaic : financially burdensome : expensive
2 : liable to be charged: such as
a : liable to be accused or held responsible
b : suitable to be charged to a particular account
c : qualified to be made a charge on the county or parish

Examples of chargeable in a Sentence

The business lunch was chargeable to the company. an act chargeable under federal law
Recent Examples on the Web This $100 device has a clean, simple design and a USB-chargeable battery that lasts a long time. Richard Baguley, Wired, "5 Ways to Monitor Your Blood Pressure Wherever You Are," 22 Dec. 2020 Most rowers come with a chargeable battery pack and don’t require you to plug the machine into a wall. Hanna Horvath, NBC News, "Best rowers and rowing machines of 2020 for your home gym," 4 Dec. 2020 The government is seen keeping the 2035 deadline as a phase-out period for selling hybrid cars that are chargeable. Abeer Abu Omar,, "U.K. Set to Ban New Petrol and Diesel Car Sales in 2030, FT Says," 14 Nov. 2020 The North Face: The sleek Kaban Charged Backpack can haul 26-liter loads while also keeping your devices charged thanks to an integrated, chargeable power supply, providing up to a week's worth of half-hour boost charges. Rachel King, Fortune, "Must-have gadgets and accessories for safer winter (and pandemic) travel," 6 Nov. 2020 The device has a chargeable battery and an insulated handle. Kelly Donohue, The Arizona Republic, "Peoria 13-year-old receives U.S. patent for invention he came with up 2 years ago," 18 Oct. 2020 Featuring 7, count them, 7 ports, this powered USB hub should take on your entire roster of USB-chargeable electronics. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "Electronics and exercise gear that make excellent gifts," 8 Oct. 2020 Featuring 10, count them, 10 ports, this powered USB hub should take on your entire roster of USB-chargeable electronics. Popular Science, "The best USB hubs for charging your stuff," 5 Aug. 2020 The Galaxy Buds+ offer a total of 22 hours of battery life, including 11 hours from a chargeable storage case, and will be available in red, blue, white and black. Rishi Iyengar, CNN, "Samsung's Galaxy S20 lineup packs better cameras, battery life and built-in 5G," 11 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of chargeable

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Dec 2020

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“Chargeable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of chargeable

: able to be charged
: able to be treated as a crime

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