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washable

[wosh-uh-buh l, waw-shuh-]
adjective
  1. capable of being washed without shrinking, fading, or the like.
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noun
  1. a washable garment.
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Origin of washable

First recorded in 1615–25; wash + -able
Related formswash·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·wash·a·ble, adjectiveun·wash·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for washability

washable

adjective
  1. (esp of fabrics or clothes) capable of being washed without deteriorating
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Derived Formswashability, noun
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Word Origin and History for washability

washable

adj.

1620s, from wash (v.) + -able. Related: Washables (n.), 1892.

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