- susceptible to chemical breakdown.
Origin of degradable
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- (of waste products, packaging materials, etc) capable of being decomposed chemically or biologicallySee also biodegradable
- capable of being degraded
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- Relating to a compound that breaks down into simpler compounds by stages. During the degradation of a degradable compound, well-defined intermediate products are created.
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