wash·​able | \ ˈwȯ-shə-bəl How to pronounce washable (audio) , ˈwä- \

Definition of washable

: capable of being washed without damage

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washability \ ˌwȯ-​shə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce washable (audio) , ˌwä-​ \ noun

Examples of washable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mask is made with durable machine-washable twill fabric. Gregg Ellman, Star Tribune, "Tune in while masking up with the Bluetooth-powered MaskFone," 17 Feb. 2021 Both items feature hundreds of machine-washable covers from which to choose. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, "A Lovesac furniture showroom is moving in to Southlake Town Square," 25 Jan. 2021 The cover is machine-washable, and the material is hypoallergenic, providing restful sleep for allergy sufferers. Carsen Joenk, Popular Science, "The best pillow: Sleep better in any position," 11 Dec. 2020 Made of 100 percent Kona Cotton with pocket for removable washable filter. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, "21 gift ideas for Alabama football fans," 21 Nov. 2020 The brand known for making the comfy, knit, machine-washable flats Meghan Markle loves brings the same sensibility to its new line of travel bags, and actress Katie Holmes has already been spotted with The Weekender in sand stone. Nina Ruggiero, Travel + Leisure, "This Celeb-loved Travel Bag Is the Lightest Weekender I've Ever Owned — and It Fits Everything," 18 Nov. 2020 The Ball Multifloor 2 also has a washable filter, which makes upkeep easy and reduces replacement costs. Mark Brezinski, USA TODAY, "Top-rated vacuums on sale you can snag for Prime Day," 14 Oct. 2020 The vacuum features an extension tube that can be adjusted to three different lengths, a 23-foot long cord, and a washable high-particulate air filter. Christina Butan, PEOPLE.com, "Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessing Over This ‘Exceptionally Lightweight’ Vacuum That’s Only $44 Right Now," 11 Aug. 2020 This pullover by The North Face is machine-washable and made from a blend of cotton and polyester. Shari Uyehara, NBC News, "February 2021 sales: Best shopping deals this month," 2 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of washable

1821, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of washable was in 1821

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24 Feb 2021

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“Washable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washable. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of washable

: able to be washed without being damaged
: able to be removed by washing


wash·​able | \ ˈwȯ-shə-bəl How to pronounce washable (audio) , ˈwä- \

Kids Definition of washable

: capable of being cleansed without damage a washable jacket


wash·​able | \ ˈwȯsh-ə-bəl How to pronounce washable (audio) \

Medical Definition of washable

1 : capable of being washed without damage
2 : soluble in water washable ointment bases

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