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multipurpose

[ muhl-tee-pur-puhs, muhl-tahy- ]
/ ˌmʌl tiˈpɜr pəs, ˌmʌl taɪ- /
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Definition of multipurpose

adjective
able to be used for several purposes: a multipurpose lawn spray.
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Origin of multipurpose

First recorded in 1930–35; multi- + purpose
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British Dictionary definitions for multipurpose

multipurpose
/ (ˌmʌltɪˈpɜːpəs) /

adjective
able to be used for many purposesa multipurpose gadget
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