washable

adjective wash·able \ ˈwȯ-shə-bəl , ˈwä- \

Definition of washable

:capable of being washed without damage

washability

play \ˌwȯ-shə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌwä-\ noun

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First Known Use of washable

1821



WASHABLE Defined for English Language Learners

washable

adjective

Definition of washable for English Language Learners

  • : able to be washed without being damaged

  • : able to be removed by washing


WASHABLE Defined for Kids

washable

adjective wash·able \ ˈwȯ-shə-bəl , ˈwä- \

Definition of washable for Students

:capable of being cleansed without damage
  • a washable jacket

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washable

adjective wash·able \ ˈwȯsh-ə-bəl \

medical Definition of washable

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

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