renewable

adjective re·new·able \ ri-ˈnü-ə-bəl , -ˈnyü- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of renewable

1 : capable of being renewed
  • renewable contracts
2 : capable of being replaced by natural ecological cycles or sound management practices
  • renewable resources

renewability

play \ri-ˌnü-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -ˌnyü-\ noun

renewable

noun

renewably

play \ri-ˈnü-ə-blē, -ˈnyü-\ adverb

Examples of renewable in a Sentence

  1. a renewable life insurance policy

  2. Forests are renewable natural resources, but they must be treated with care.

  3. Wind and water are renewable fuel sources.

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First Known Use of renewable

1661


RENEWABLE Defined for English Language Learners

renewable

adjective

Definition of renewable for English Language Learners

  • : able to be extended for another time period : able to be renewed

  • : restored or replaced by natural processes : able to be replaced by nature


RENEWABLE Defined for Kids

renewable

adjective re·new·able \ ri-ˈnü-ə-bəl , -ˈnyü- \

Definition of renewable for Students

: capable of being replaced by natural processes
  • Forests are a renewable resource.


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