reusable

adjective
re·​us·​able | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈyü-zə-bəl How to pronounce reusable (audio) \

Definition of reusable

: capable of being used again or repeatedly

Other Words from reusable

reusability \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌyü-​zə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce reusable (audio) \ noun

Examples of reusable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Back in March, the coffee maverick announced its latest sustainable plans: to prioritize reusable cups by the end of next year in stores throughout the United States and Canada. Sabrina Weiss, PEOPLE.com, 10 May 2022 By the end of 2023, Starbucks will support the use of personal reusable cups at every location across the US and Canada. Matthew Humphries, PCMAG, 15 Mar. 2022 By the end of next year, customers will be allowed to use their own reusable cups in every store location in the United States and Canada. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 15 Mar. 2022 Starbucks offers a $0.10 discount for customers who bring their own reusable cups. Jennifer Calfas, WSJ, 15 Mar. 2022 Some momentum was lost during the pandemic shelter-in-place, when rules forbade the use of reusable cups and shopping bags as well as bulk-bin shopping. Anna Buchmann, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Jan. 2022 Glass bottles are in rooms and reusable cups are available by pools, in the fitness studio and the luxurious spa. Miriam Porter, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 Saalt and Intimina offer reusable menstrual cups; ModiBodi and Thinx produce period underwear; The Honey Pot Company and Cora, like August, sell a mix of organic pads, tampons, liners, and more. Jessica Defin, Vogue, 22 July 2021 Second, get comfortable asking local business owners and your legislators to make top-down changes like accepting reusable cups at coffee shops (many in the U.S. stopped doing so during COVID) and banning single-use plastics at the local level. Outside Online, 8 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of reusable

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Reusable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reusable. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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