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 None of their allegations rise to the level of a chargeable criminal offense, so SVU is forced to simply move on. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 22 Oct. 2021 The next AirPods will only come in a wireless-chargeable option, and these will cost $199. David Phelan, Forbes, 12 Sep. 2021 Last year, electrically chargeable cars made up 10.5% percent of the European market. David Mchugh,, 22 July 2021 According to the New York Times, other potentially chargeable offenses could also include insurance fraud and a scheme to defraud lenders or others. Norman Eisen, CNN, 29 June 2021 The regular model with a charging case that needs a Lightning cable connector to recharge it (read on) and this one, which is wireless-chargeable. David Phelan, Forbes, 23 June 2021 Equipped with two touch controllers that make for smooth, intuitive interaction and a chargeable headset that delivers high-resolution imagery and cinematic 3D positional audio, this is the real deal. Eric Alt, Popular Science, 11 Jan. 2021 The true-wireless earbuds were updated in 2019 with new innards but an identical design, though with a wireless-chargeable case. David Phelan, Forbes, 10 Mar. 2021 Any emergency radio worth its salt should be chargeable via hand crank or solar panel once its primary battery source is exhausted. Popular Science, 1 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of chargeable

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Chargeable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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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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