flush·​able | \ ˈflə-shə-bəl How to pronounce flushable (audio) \

Definition of flushable

: suitable for disposal by flushing down a toilet

Examples of flushable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first fully flushable, biodegradable pregnancy test has reached online shelves. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 July 2021 The first and only flushable, 0% plastic, and biodegradable pregnancy test. Allyson Kapin, Forbes, 24 June 2021 The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry said sales of disinfecting and flushable wipes are up about 30 percent and are expected to remain strong. Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2021 Even flushable wipes take a much longer time than toilet paper to decompose. Corey Whelan, Health.com, 20 Apr. 2021 Lia Diagnostics, which says its product is the first flushable pregnancy test, was founded by advertising executive Bethany Edwards and designer Anna Couturier. Katie Deighton, WSJ, 14 Apr. 2021 In order to make the pregnancy test flushable and compostable, the founders of Lia chose natural, cellulose fibers, which allows the product to disperse in water and disintegrate in soil easily. Bérénice Magistretti, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 Key needs for residents include bottled water, hand sanitizing wipes, flushable wipes, soap, PPE, utility assistance, gift certificates for groceries and help with debris removal, the release added. Christina Maxouris, CNN, 18 Mar. 2021 Over the past few years, the Lia team has been working on a new kind of pregnancy test that is plastic-free, flushable and biodegradable. Bérénice Magistretti, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of flushable

1973, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jul 2021

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“Flushable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flushable. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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