flushable

adjective
flush·able | \ˈflə-shə-bəl \

Definition of flushable 

: suitable for disposal by flushing down a toilet

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Eckert has backed women-led health tech startups such as Lia Diagnostics, a flushable pregnancy test maker. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "What the Entrepreneur Behind 'Female Viagra' Has Learned In the Last 2 Years," 25 June 2018 The US Food and Drug Administration has a list of flushable medications. Felipe Silva Marambio, Pharmd, Philly.com, "How to take advantage of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 28," 27 Apr. 2018 Pregnancy tests are set to totally change in 2018, with the arrival of the first ever flushable pregnancy test from Lia Diagnostics, Tonic reports. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Flushable Pregnancy Test Lia Is Designed to Look Like A Sanitary Pad," 21 Dec. 2017 Food and alcohol cost extra, and bathrooms are stalls on the street that have flushable toilets — an upgrade from last year — but still no comparison to the bathrooms with running water in the platinum and VIP areas. Tracy Swartz, chicagotribune.com, "For Lolla VIPs, massages, haircuts, gourmet food and yes, music too," 4 Aug. 2017 Before the bill passed last year, an industry lobbyist visited Cheh in her office to explain how his client’s wet wipes were flushable. Jenna Portnoy, Washington Post, "To wipe or not to wipe? D.C. is in Congress’ crosshairs over ‘flushability’," 15 June 2017 Many things people think of as flushable, like facial or baby wipes and sanitary napkins, do not break down like toilet paper. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "At Issue: What can Gwinnett residents do to help avoid sewage spills?," 10 June 2017

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First Known Use of flushable

1973, in the meaning defined above

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