[ree-chahr-juh-buh l]


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


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

Examples from the Web for rechargeable

Contemporary Examples of rechargeable

Historical Examples of rechargeable

  • 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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper