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durable

[door-uh-buhl, dyoor-]
adjective
  1. able to resist wear, decay, etc., well; lasting; enduring.
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noun
  1. durables. durable goods.
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Origin of durable

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin dūrābilis. See dure2, -able
Related formsdu·ra·bil·i·ty, du·ra·ble·ness, noundu·ra·bly, adverbun·du·ra·bil·i·ty, nounun·du·ra·ble, adjectiveun·du·ra·ble·ness, nounun·du·ra·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for undurable

durable

adjective
  1. long-lasting; enduringa durable fabric
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Derived Formsdurability or durableness, noundurably, adverb

Word Origin

C14: from Old French, from Latin dūrābilis, from dūrāre to last; see endure
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Word Origin and History for undurable

durable

adj.

late 14c., from Old French durable (11c.), from Latin durabilis "lasting, permanent," from durare "to last, harden" (see endure). Durable goods attested from 1930.

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