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multipurpose

[muhl-tee-pur-puh s, muhl-tahy-] /ˌmʌl tiˈpɜr pəs, ˌmʌl taɪ-/
adjective
1.
able to be used for several purposes:
a multipurpose lawn spray.
Origin of multipurpose
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; multi- + purpose
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multipurpose

/ˌmʌltɪˈpɜːpəs/
adjective
1.
able to be used for many purposes: a multipurpose gadget
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Word Origin and History for multipurpose
adj.

also multi-purpose, 1935, from multi- + purpose (n.).

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