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

Definition of reusable

: capable of being used again or repeatedly

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

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As Matt Kennedy explains for New Atlas, adhesives tend to be either removable, somewhat reusable and fairly weak, or very strong but completely irreversible. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Snail-Inspired Super Glue Can Support the Weight of a 200-Pound Human," 20 June 2019 Maine will allow stores to charge at least 5 cents for recyclable paper or reusable plastic bags. USA TODAY, "‘Lorax’ tree legend, butter Elmo, meth squirrel: News from around our 50 states," 19 June 2019 Its ability to recover boosters is a key selling point, since the company says reusable hardware helps reduce launch costs. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "SpaceX set to launch satellites for the Canadian government," 12 June 2019 Bad recycling habits have consequences: Trash thrown into blue bins can soil and contaminate entire truckloads of otherwise reusable material. Dustin Gardiner,, "Six items that people try to recycle, but shouldn’t," 12 June 2019 The last phase, planned for 2025, would require food service establishments to provide reusable foodware for all takeout orders. Maggie Angst, The Mercury News, "Palo Alto becomes first Bay Area city to ban plastic produce bags. But is it enough?," 10 June 2019 Even better than the Finnish version, this easy-to-assemble drying rack has hooks to hold utensils, pots, and pans along with side pockets sized to fit cutting boards, chopsticks, and even your go-to reusable straws. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "The Finnish Cleaning Method Will Forever Change the Way You Dry Dishes," 7 June 2019 In effect, this domain modifies the protein’s phase behavior and keeps it reusable. Quanta Magazine, "‘Lava-Lamp’ Proteins May Help Cells Cheat Death," 26 Nov. 2018 For dry snacks, my kids each have a reusable cloth snack bag. Alison Sherwood, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "On-the-go, kid-friendly picnic spots in Milwaukee (and foods) for summer fun and memories," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of reusable

1943, in the meaning defined above

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