durable

[ door-uh-buhl, dyoor- ]
/ ˈdʊər ə bəl, ˈdyʊər- /

adjective

able to resist wear, decay, etc., well; lasting; enduring.

noun

durables. durable goods.

Origin of durable

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin dūrābilis. See dure2, -able

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British Dictionary definitions for durable

durable
/ (ˈdjʊərəbəl) /

adjective

long-lasting; enduringa durable fabric

Derived forms of durable

durability or durableness, noundurably, adverb

Word Origin for durable

C14: from Old French, from Latin dūrābilis, from dūrāre to last; see endure
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