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 washability (audio) , ˌwä-​ \ noun

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Petsafe Solvit Houndabout Pet Bicycle Trailer: This model has two points of entry and a sunroof, reflectors on the wheels and cabin, a removable, washable cushion, extra wide wheel base, lower center-of-gravity and a safety leash. Nicole Forsyth, The Mercury News, "Dollars and Pets: Bike trailers for your pets," 6 June 2019 Grab a mop with a washable, reusable microfiber head, like the ones made by Bona, or one with disposable pads, such as a Swiffer. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Your Laminate Floors (Without Ruining Them)," 28 Mar. 2019 The Chill's cover is removable, and machine washable. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "Hot Sleepers Rejoice! A Cooling Weighted Blanket Is Finally Here," 11 Dec. 2018 Make sure to buy a pillow with a removable, washable cover if that matters to you. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "7 Best Memory Foam Pillows You Can Buy," 21 Dec. 2018 Some surprises are even practical: In the kitchen, what looks like silk wallpaper is really a very sneaky washable vinyl. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "Every Wall of This Upper East Side Apartment Is Interesting," 12 Feb. 2019 This super-efficient vacuum cleaner is completely bagless and comes with a washable and reusable dust cup that requires less frequent replacement. Popular Mechanics, "All of These Gadgets Are an Extra 20% Off for Cyber Monday," 26 Nov. 2018 The LuxeAdapt features Tempur-Pedic's new SmartClimateDual Cover System―a removable, machine-washable cover that's cool to the touch and promises not to lose its cool over time. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "Everything to Know Before Buying the Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt Mattress," 1 Feb. 2019 If the cushion covers are washable, stick them in the wash ASAP or take them to the dry cleaner. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of That Cat Pee Smell on Carpets, Wood, and Upholstery," 17 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of washable

1821, in the meaning defined above

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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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