degradable

adjective
de·​grad·​able | \ di-ˈgrā-də-bəl How to pronounce degradable (audio) , dē-\

Definition of degradable

: capable of being chemically degraded degradable detergents — compare biodegradable

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Other Words from degradable

degradability \ di-​ˌgrā-​də-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce degradability (audio) , dē-​ \ noun

Examples of degradable in a Sentence

plastic that is not degradable

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Freund said her family, looking for new ways to get rid of the manure their cows produce, have been producing and selling bio-degradable pots made from cow poop. Gregory B. Hladky, courant.com, "Dozens of farms lost in the last decade as hard times continue for Connecticut’s dairy industry," 13 Aug. 2019 For medical applications, scaffolds generally need to be safe for implantation, must not induce a response from the body’s immune system, be degradable and capable of supporting cell growth. Natalie R. Rubio, The Conversation, "So far cultured meat has been burgers – the next big challenge is animal-free steaks," 5 July 2019 Aardvark's straws use only FDA-compliant and food-grade materials, and are marine degradable and compostable. Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star, "Aardvark paper straws: This Fort Wayne company has your plastic straw alternative," 24 June 2018 To speed cheaper lighting, decay-resistant produce, degradable plastics, and other products to market, DuPont is installing better tools and lab automation. Joseph N. Distefano, Philly.com, "DuPont spends $200M+ to create its future in historic Experimental Station," 18 June 2018 The ultimate goal: Prevent non-degradable plastic straws from polluting our beaches, waterways and oceans. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "NBC News' source for a fishy statistic about plastic straws is research by a 9-year-old boy," 22 Apr. 2018 The ultimate goal: Prevent non-degradable plastic straws from polluting our beaches, waterways and oceans. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "NBC News' source for a fishy statistic about plastic straws is research by a 9-year-old boy," 22 Apr. 2018 The ultimate goal: Prevent non-degradable plastic straws from polluting our beaches, waterways and oceans. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "NBC News' source for a fishy statistic about plastic straws is research by a 9-year-old boy," 22 Apr. 2018 The ultimate goal: Prevent non-degradable plastic straws from polluting our beaches, waterways and oceans. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "NBC News' source for a fishy statistic about plastic straws is research by a 9-year-old boy," 22 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of degradable

circa 1962, in the meaning defined above

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degradable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of degradable

technical : capable of being slowly broken down into simple parts

degradable

adjective
de·​grad·​able | \ di-ˈgrād-ə-bəl How to pronounce degradable (audio) \

Medical Definition of degradable

: capable of being chemically degraded degradable detergents

Other Words from degradable

degradability \ -​ˌgrād-​ə-​ˈbil-​ət-​ē How to pronounce degradability (audio) \ noun, plural degradabilities

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