American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. That can be chemically degraded: degradable plastic wastes.
- adj. Able to be chemically or biologically degraded
“(It's really just pretty much bleach/paint in degradable sponge form.)”
“Short-term degradable erosion control blankets consisting of an evenly distributed layer of 100% agricultural straw stitched to a single or double netting structure can be used to provide erosion control and assist with vegetation establishment for up to 12 months on RMSs.”
“First, the Deepwater Horizon oil, unlike the black glop from the Valdez, is comparatively light and degradable, which is why the slick in the Gulf is dissolving surprisingly rapidly now that the gusher has been capped.”
“Valdez, is unusually light and degradable, which is why the slick in the Gulf is dissolving surprisingly rapidly now that the gusher has been capped.”
“The proposed new version of the agency's Green Guides was released Wednesday, with recommendations for when to use words like "degradable" and "carbon offset," in advertisements and packaging, and warnings about using certifications and seals of approval that send misleading messages.”
“That would have been analogous to issuing guidelines that define environmental terms such as "degradable," and "recyclable.”
“Assume that the Commission issues a rule that prohibits as deceptive the use of the term "degradable" to describe a product unless the product disintegrates in three years or less.”
“A guide on the use of the term "degradable," for example, probably would cover all consumer products, not just disposable diapers or garbage bags.”
“The potential uses of dynamers resulting from their reversibility have been explored towards applications in areas such as degradable materials and controlled release of active substances through collaborations with companies, leading to a number of patents.”
“Other "degradable" portions of the demo may be levels or race tracks.”
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