degradable

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adjective de·grad·able \di-ˈgrā-də-bəl, dē-\

Definition of degradable

  1. :  capable of being chemically degraded degradable detergents — compare biodegradable

degradability

play \-ˌgrā-də-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of degradable in a Sentence

  1. plastic that is not degradable

Recent Examples of degradable from the Web

  • The goal behind much of Kohn’s work is to use degradable polymers and tissue scaffolds to regenerate human body parts, replacing a wide array of existing prostheses and artificial implants, which are shown in this image.

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First Known Use of degradable

circa 1962


DEGRADABLE Defined for English Language Learners

degradable

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adjective

Definition of degradable for English Language Learners

  • : capable of being slowly broken down into simple parts


Medical Dictionary

degradable

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adjective de·grad·able \di-ˈgrād-ə-bəl\

Medical Definition of degradable

  1. :  capable of being chemically degraded degradable detergents

degradability

\-ˌgrād-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun plural

degradabilities

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