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rechargeable

[ ree-chahr-juh-buh l ]
/ riˈtʃɑr dʒə bəl /
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adjective

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

noun

a rechargeable battery.

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Nearby words

recessive trait, recessively, rechabite, rechar, recharge, rechargeable, recherche, recherché, recidivate, recidivism, recidivist

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for rechargeable

  • It also has a rechargeable battery and a timer, so you can leave it to set to work and return to a good-as-new grill later.

    Sunny Smartwatches, Bags, and iGrills: This Summer’s Must-Have Tech|Charlotte Lytton|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
  • The card allows the buyer to use a certain amount of prepaid electricity and is rechargeable.

    After the Rain|Sam Vaknin

Word Origin and History for rechargeable

rechargeable


adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper