washable

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

Definition of washable

: capable of being washed without damage

Other Words from washable

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

Examples of washable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the item is machine washable, launder it as usual, checking that the stain was fully eliminated in the wash prior to putting the item in the dryer. Jolie Kerr, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 June 2022 It’s made with 100-percent food-safe and machine-washable materials. Alesandra Dubin, Woman's Day, 15 June 2022 To keep you cool, opt for washable silk, gauzy cotton, or any matching set that includes a tee and shorts. Sarah Madaus, SELF, 14 June 2022 Dignity Period, a nonprofit based in St. Louis, distributes washable, reusable pads to schools, food pantries, libraries and other community partners across the country. Taylor Telford, Anchorage Daily News, 14 June 2022 Dignity Period, a nonprofit based in St. Louis, distributes washable, reusable pads to schools, food pantries, libraries and other community partners across the country. Taylor Telford, Washington Post, 13 June 2022 The washable polyester uppers dry quickly, as does the EVA insole, and an anti-odor treatment helps fend off foul smells after a long day wandering in the sun. Nathan Borchelt, Travel + Leisure, 31 May 2022 This vacuum has a washable filter and charges via a USB port. Carolyn Forté, Good Housekeeping, 3 May 2022 Unlike the most other styles, this entire blanket is machine-washable. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 4 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of washable

1821, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jun 2022

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“Washable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washable. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for washable

washable

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

Kids Definition of washable

: capable of being cleansed without damage a washable jacket

washable

adjective
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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