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collapsible

or col·laps·a·ble

[kuh-lap-suh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. capable of collapsing or of being collapsed, as for carrying or storing.
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noun
  1. something that is collapsible: The auditorium chairs are collapsibles that store easily.
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Origin of collapsible

First recorded in 1835–45; collapse + -ible
Related formscol·laps·i·bil·i·ty, col·laps·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·col·laps·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·col·laps·a·ble, adjectivenon·col·laps·i·bil·i·ty, nounnon·col·laps·i·ble, adjectivepre·col·laps·a·bil·i·ty, nounpre·col·laps·a·ble, adjectivepre·col·laps·i·bil·i·ty, nounpre·col·laps·i·ble, adjectiveun·col·laps·a·ble, adjectiveun·col·laps·i·ble, adjective
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  • Frank sipped it from the collapsable cup Ned carried, and, after eating some sandwiches, felt better.

    Frank Roscoe's Secret

    Allen Chapman


Word Origin and History for collapsable

adj.

1843, from collapse (v.) + -able.

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collapsible

adj.

1875, alternative spelling of collapsable.

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