flushable

adjective

flush·​able ˈflə-shə-bəl How to pronounce flushable (audio)
: suitable for disposal by flushing down a toilet

Examples of flushable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So, what’s the best way to address the flushable elephant in the room? Sharon Greenthal, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Feb. 2024 Currently under construction is a third tree house, dubbed the Trophy Tree House, which will have a Japanese tea room theme and be equipped with two futons, a flushable toilet, and a rooftop viewing area. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 16 Feb. 2024 The idea was to bring the best players on the PGA Tour together more often and reward them with $20 million prize funds, not to mention a new PGA Tour requirement to have flushable toilets on the course for player families. Doug Ferguson, USA TODAY, 13 Jan. 2024 Even if products claim to be flushable, nothing should be flushed in a toilet except for toilet paper. Tanya Edwards, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Oct. 2023 Each private room has its own running water, flushable toilet and sink. Mrussell, oregonlive, 15 Aug. 2023 Those without clay or silica dust are generally viewed as more eco-friendly, and the all-natural alternatives come with big advantages like being flushable, generating less dust for allergy-prone cats and being less sticky which means less tracked around the house. Ali Kessler, Good Housekeeping, 29 June 2022 What to Consider: These wipes are not flushable. Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure, 27 Jan. 2023 Becenti, the 42-year-old mother of five, remembers shedding tears of joy when running water finally was installed in her house and her family could use a flushable indoor toilet. Michael Phillis, The Arizona Republic, 17 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flushable was in 1973

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“Flushable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flushable. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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