flushable

adjective
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 Our favorite toilet paper, Charmin Ultra Soft, isn't available currently, but there are still other brands of TP and flushable wipes for sale at Walmart. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "Walmart still has these household essentials in stock," 13 Mar. 2020 Although the package might state otherwise, flushable wipes should not go down the toilet, according to American Water. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "12 Everyday Items You Should Never Flush Down Your Toilet," 6 Apr. 2020 The products marketed as flushable wipes are the most common cause of backups in the pumps and the more than 3,300 miles of sewer lines and isn't a new issue for MSD. Matt Mencarini, The Courier-Journal, "Hey, Louisville, quit flushing wipes down the toilet. You're backing up the sewer lines," 3 Apr. 2020 According to the International Water Services Flushability Group, an organization that represents water professionals, wipes have to meet three main criteria to be considered flushable. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, "Disinfecting wipes are being flushed down toilets and causing major pipe problems," 20 Mar. 2020 The dinner event also focused on menopause, and Eckert’s new products in development, including a decal that detects date rape drugs in drinks and a flushable pregnancy test. Halley Bondy, NBC News, "In the know: Women in the news 8/12-8/16," 16 Aug. 2019 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

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First Known Use of flushable

1973, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jun 2020

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“Flushable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flushable. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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