re·​new·​able | \ ri-ˈnü-ə-bəl How to pronounce renewable (audio) , -ˈnyü- \

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

Other Words from renewable

renewability \ ri-​ˌnü-​ə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce renewable (audio) , -​ˌnyü-​ \ noun
renewable noun
renewably \ ri-​ˈnü-​ə-​blē How to pronounce renewable (audio) , -​ˈnyü-​ \ adverb

Examples of renewable in a Sentence

a renewable life insurance policy Forests are renewable natural resources, but they must be treated with care. Wind and water are renewable fuel sources.
Recent Examples on the Web However, floatovoltaics are built to float on a body of water reducing the land requirement necessary to produce renewable energy. Ariel Cohen, Forbes, 28 June 2022 Switching to renewable energy can have a major impact on large-scale, energy-intensive operations. Kees Wesdorp, STAT, 23 June 2022 Gerard Magnin, a nonprofit executive whom the government named to the board because of his expertise in renewable energy, resigned over the decision to invest more in nuclear. Matthew Dalton, WSJ, 23 June 2022 They''ll also rely on hydrogen, which is created using renewable energy rather than fossil fuels, to power all of their equipment. Tamara Hardingham-gill, CNN, 22 June 2022 This switch from June 1 has made IGI the country’s second airport to run only on renewable energy. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 22 June 2022 This also had consequences for thoughts on policy, as people who read science news favored government action and an expansion of renewable energy. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 22 June 2022 The basic concept calls for excess renewable energy to help draw a weight atop a tower or shaft. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 21 June 2022 Converting a home to run on renewable energy has never looked more appealing. The Editors, Scientific American, 21 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of renewable

1661, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Renewable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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re·​new·​able | \ ri-ˈnü-ə-bəl How to pronounce renewable (audio) , -ˈnyü- \

Kids Definition of renewable

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

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