[ per-doo r-uh-buh l, -dyoo r- ]
/ pərˈdʊər ə bəl, -ˈdyʊər- /


very durable; permanent; imperishable.
Theology. eternal; everlasting.

Origin of perdurable

First recorded in 1200–50; Middle English word from Late Latin word perdūrābilis. See per-, dure2, -able
Related formsper·dur·a·bil·i·ty, per·dur·a·ble·ness, nounper·dur·a·bly, adverbun·per·dur·a·ble, adjectiveun·per·dur·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for perdurable


/ (pəˈdjʊərəbəl) /


rare extremely durable
Derived Formsperdurability, nounperdurably, adverb

Word Origin for perdurable

C13: from Late Latin perdūrābilis, from Latin per- (intensive) + dūrābilis long-lasting, from dūrus hard
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Word Origin and History for perdurable



mid-13c. (implied in perdurably), from Old French pardurable "eternal, everlasting, perpetual" (12c.), from Late Latin perdurabilis, from perdurare, from per-, intensive prefix, + durare "to endure" (see endure).

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