re·​us·​able | \(ˌ)rē-ˈyü-zə-bəl \

Definition of reusable 

: capable of being used again or repeatedly

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reusability \(ˌ)rē-​ˌyü-​zə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun

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Peterson said, referring to reusable shopping bags. Hannah Rodriguez, The Seattle Times, "Washington state lawmakers propose ban on single-use plastic bags," 28 Nov. 2018 The bottom line: These reusable bags are a must-have for lunch packers. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "People Are Obsessed With These $10 Reusable Ziplock Bags," 18 July 2018 Removable adhesive strips might be better than glue, but iFixit still prefers reusable screws, and the report is also critical about the lack of upgradeable RAM or storage. Jon Porter, The Verge, "iFixit’s MacBook Air teardown is here, and there’s good and bad news," 9 Nov. 2018 There are now menstrual cups, menstrual discs, tampons with reusable applicators, and, of course, period-proof underwear: designed for free bleeding and backup protection. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, "I Tried Free Bleeding in Period-Proof Running Shorts," 30 Oct. 2018 Other backers include Walmart, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola, and consumer products giant Procter & Gamble — companies with a business interest in diverting valuable, reusable raw materials away from landfills and back into their own supply chains. Matt Day, The Seattle Times, "Amazon investing $10 million to boost U.S. recycling rate," 16 Oct. 2018 Unveiling the brand new 2018 holiday cup collection — the reusable versions, that is. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "Starbucks Unveiled Its 2018 Holiday Cups and Gifts," 25 Sep. 2018 For example, the reusable rocket-spaceship duo will be taller than previously stated — 387 feet (118 meters), compared with the 348 feet (106 m) that Musk cited during his September 2017 overview of the vehicle. Mike Wall,, "SpaceX Will Fly a Japanese Billionaire (and Artists, Too!) Around the Moon in 2023," 17 Sep. 2018 Triggering a massive cloud of vapor and a roar, officials on Monday test fired a rocket engine designed to be part of a reusable spacecraft that can launch into space repeatedly with a quick turnaround time. Rebecca Santana, The Christian Science Monitor, "How to make space exploration less expensive? Reuse the rockets.," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of reusable

1943, in the meaning defined above

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