rechargeable

[ree-chahr-juh-buh l]

adjective

(of a storage battery) capable of being charged repeatedly.Compare cordless(def 2).

noun

a rechargeable battery.

Origin of rechargeable

First recorded in 1945–50; re- + chargeable
Related formsre·charge·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·re·charge·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·charge·a·ble, adjective
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Word Origin and History for rechargeability

rechargeable

adj.

1901 of batteries, etc., from recharge + -able. Earlier in financial accounts.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper