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View synonyms for multipurpose

multipurpose

[ muhl-tee-pur-puhs, muhl-tahy- ]

adjective

  1. able to be used for several purposes:

    a multipurpose lawn spray.



multipurpose

/ ˌmʌltɪˈpɜːpəs /

adjective

  1. able to be used for many purposes

    a multipurpose gadget



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Word History and Origins

Origin of multipurpose1

First recorded in 1930–35; multi- + purpose

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Example Sentences

Seek out a multipurpose spray that will work on your surfaces ranging from tile and wood floors to carpets, as well as your laundry.

Klein, who has clients all over the world, has been swamped with requests to create multipurpose rooms and, importantly, spaces that can serve multiple generations.

For centuries, Coast Salish women wove heavy, multipurpose blankets out of dog and goat hair.

Demand for tickets soared and the supply dropped as more teams moved from large, multipurpose venues into small stadiums designed for soccer.

The multipurpose app, which started as an Uber-like ride-hailing platform, now provides payment, sales, and financing options to millions across Southeast Asia, where roughly 75% of people are unbanked.

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The schools are small, a few rooms each, and rented out on odd floors of multipurpose buildings.

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