[ dih-grey-duh-buhl ]
/ dɪˈgreɪ də bəl /
susceptible to chemical breakdown.
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OTHER WORDS FROM degradablede·grad·a·bil·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for degradable
/ (dɪˈɡreɪdəbəl) /
(of waste products, packaging materials, etc) capable of being decomposed chemically or biologicallySee also biodegradable
capable of being degraded
Derived forms of degradabledegradability, noun
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Scientific definitions for degradable
[ dĭ-grā′də-bəl ]
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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