[doo r-uh-buh l, dyoo r-]
- able to resist wear, decay, etc., well; lasting; enduring.
- durables. durable goods.
Origin of durable
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1. weak, transitory.
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- long-lasting; enduringa durable fabric
C14: from Old French, from Latin dūrābilis, from dūrāre to last; see endure
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Word Origin and History for undurable
late 14c., from Old French durable (11c.), from Latin durabilis "lasting, permanent," from durare "to last, harden" (see endure). Durable goods attested from 1930.
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