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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Capable of being washed without fading or other injury: washable wool.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Capable of being washed without being damaged; especially by some method, for example machine-washable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being washed without damage to fabric or color.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resisting or enduring washing: noting the fabric, and also the color.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being washed without injury

Etymologies

wash +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The floor is painted for basketball only; during volleyball season, lines are marked in washable tempura paint, then mopped off after games.

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  • These three or four variations of style in what we may call washable rugs are almost equally good where red warp is used, substituting

    How to make rugs

  • Pale pink, sleeveless, princess seams and a full skirt - the waist at the waist and a skinny belt. it is some kind of washable polyester but it looks and feels like silk.

    Thank Goodness for Isaac - A Dress A Day

  • Despite the fact that she used "washable" markers it won't come off.

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  • The kid gloves I bought were both stamped "washable" inside.

    a dying lesson

  • PVC or polypropylene material, so items such as washable gym shoes where the insoles have been temporarily removed from the gym shoes for washing, are to be laundered.

    FreshPatents.com: Notable Patent Applications - 07/01/2010

  • You can use any kind of washable bag -- after all, you're dealing with food and kids.

    Reader - MassLive.com

  • The machines also can better handle delicate items such as washable wools and clothing that calls for hand-washing, says Catalano.

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  • All pieces are machine washable which is helpful for a busy parent.

    Super Cool Baby

  • The size and shape of the laces can be chosen by the consumer and a great thing about them is that they are machine washable.

    ‘Wood Rugs’ by Arzu Firuz

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