[wosh-uh-buh l, waw-shuh-]
capable of being washed without shrinking, fading, or the like.
Origin of washable
Related formswash·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·wash·a·ble, adjectiveun·wash·a·ble, adjective
First recorded in 1615–25; wash
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Examples from the Web for washable
Historical Examples of washable
Of course, variations of all kinds can be made in washable rugs.
If curtains are preferred, they should be of chintz, or of some washable cotton or linen.
All the walls in the building were whitewashed and washable.
The attendant should wear a washable gown that completely covers her clothing.
To wear a washable gown (which is to be taken off on leaving the room).
British Dictionary definitions for washable
Derived Formswashability, noun
(esp of fabrics or clothes) capable of being washed without deteriorating
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Word Origin and History for washable
1620s, from wash (v.) + -able. Related: Washables (n.), 1892.
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