re·​us·​able (ˌ)rē-ˈyü-zə-bəl How to pronounce reusable (audio)
: capable of being used again or repeatedly

Examples of reusable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chom Chom Roller Pet Hair Remover, $25 Instead of featuring single-use pieces of sticky tape, the best-selling device has a reusable pad that captures pet hair via an electrostatic charge as it’s rolled back and forth across a surface. Rachel Simon, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2024 Wild Hornets produce several different types of drone, with both FPV kamikazes and reusable bombers on small 7-inch or larger 10-inch frames. David Hambling, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Swap out paper towels for these reusable towels while the Swedish set is on sale for $17. Carly Totten, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Feb. 2024 The airline doesn’t charge change or cancellation fees up to 15 minutes before departure and offers customers up to 24-months of reusable flight credits. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 7 Feb. 2024 Photograph: Stanley Stanley, maker of reusable water bottles and cups, seems to be in hot water. Medea Giordano, WIRED, 2 Feb. 2024 These under-eye patches are intended to be reusable for a year (or longer). Taylor Gumm, Rolling Stone, 31 Jan. 2024 In the meantime, visitors to the landfill have the option to unload reusable items in the drop-off area beside the entry gate. Marjorie Kirk, Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 To get a jump on spring cleaning, check out the deals on this reusable spray mop, this electric spin scrubber, and this Bissell carpet cleaner that more than 30,000 shoppers bought last month alone. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 3 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reusable was in 1943

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“Reusable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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re·​us·​able (ˈ)rē-ˈyü-zə-bəl How to pronounce reusable (audio)
: capable of being used again or repeatedly

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