washable

adjective

wash·​able ˈwȯ-shə-bəl How to pronounce washable (audio)
ˈwä-
: capable of being washed without damage
washability noun

Examples of washable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are even several elevated luxury washable cashmere items for the luxe babies out there. Maya Polton, Parents, 18 May 2024 This one is a backpack style to keep her hands free, has enviable organization, is water-resistant, and even comes with a removable mesh changing mat and a washable zippered bag. Brigitt Earley, Glamour, 26 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for washable 

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of washable was in 1821

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“Washable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washable. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

washable

adjective
wash·​able ˈwȯsh-ə-bəl How to pronounce washable (audio)
ˈwäsh-
: capable of being washed without damage
a washable silk
washability noun

Medical Definition

washable

adjective
wash·​able ˈwȯsh-ə-bəl How to pronounce washable (audio)
1
: capable of being washed without damage
2
: soluble in water
washable ointment bases

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