Origin of usable
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Examples from the Web for reusable
Trying to do it in a reusable rocket, landing on a runway, that system has a very bad track record.Sky Wars: Richard Branson’s Rival in the Great Space Race
October 7, 2014
For example, reusable sponges can be worn comfortably and undetected during sex.The Next Big Environmental Fight: Tampons?
May 2, 2014
Give a reusable grocery bag to someone using “paper or plastic.”The 7-Day Holiday Giving Challenge
December 14, 2009
In fact, Goleman carries his own reusable fabric shopping bag to the store, as we all should do.What's Your Green IQ?
April 22, 2009
Great cost benefits are attained if the vehicle used to deliver the attack is reusable.
Alternatively, reusable long-range survivable systems provide needed flexibility to alter the Deep Strike plan as it unfolds.
- able to be used more than once
- able to be used
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Word Origin and History for reusable
late 14c., from Old French usable (early 14c.), from user (see use). Not a common word before c.1840. Related: Usably.
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