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durable

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

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

noun

durables. durable goods.

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Origin of durable

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin dūrābilis; see dure2, -able

OTHER WORDS FROM durable

du·ra·bil·i·ty [door-uh-bil-i-tee, dyoor-], /ˌdʊər əˈbɪl ɪ ti, ˌdyʊər-/, du·ra·ble·ness, noundu·ra·bly, adverbun·du·ra·ble, adjectiveun·du·ra·bly, adverb
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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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