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 reusable (audio) \ noun

Examples of reusable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The reusable cloth masks are printed with a series of iconic Star Wars characters and themes, including Yoda, Darth Vader, the Death Star, and the Millennium Falcon. Rebecca Norris, USA TODAY, "20 magical things under $50 you can buy at shopDisney," 31 Mar. 2021 The face masks from brand HALOLIFE just became some of the first to get certified, proven to meet the first ever standard for reusable face masks from ASTM International, which released those specifications last month. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "CDC updates: Wear a mask while exercising indoors at gyms," 9 Mar. 2021 The policy at most hospitals in Rhode Island now is to have health care workers wear N95 respirators or similar reusable masks at all times, and to test anyone suspected of having Covid-19. New York Times, "How Rhode Island Fell to the Coronavirus," 5 Mar. 2021 Last but certainly not least, anyone on the lookout for reusable cloth masks, as opposed to disposable face masks, will find a few terrific options as well. Maren Estrada, BGR, "Get these sleek black face masks for 18¢ each at Amazon," 26 Feb. 2021 Crayola’s colorful face masks are super-cute for school, and each pack comes with five reusable masks. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, "From unicorns to ‘Star Wars,’ 21 face masks for kids," 22 Feb. 2021 One business, American Medical Depot, pitched a reusable mask to the stockpile in 2016. New York Times, "How One Firm Put an ‘Extraordinary Burden’ on the U.S.’s Troubled Stockpile," 6 Mar. 2021 In addition to its reusable cloth face masks (a favorite among Shopping readers), VIDA sells KN95 masks in Black, White and Cyan. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "6 best KN95 face masks and where to buy them online," 1 Mar. 2021 Mid-range options including reusable cloth Advent calendars cost $15 to $50. Sian Babish,, "The best Advent calendar of 2020," 7 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of reusable

1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reusable was in 1943

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2 Apr 2021

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“Reusable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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