Definition of washable in English:

washable

adjective

  • (especially of fabric or clothes) able to be washed without shrinkage or other damage:

    ‘washable curtains’
    • ‘Then, if fabric is washable, launder in warm water and detergent.’
    • ‘Ideally the technique is used on washable fabrics, since water is required to remove the marking lines and water-soluble thread.’
    • ‘Linen is technically a washable fabric, but how you launder your sewn project, depends on the construction rather than the content.’
    • ‘Like silk, if you pre-wash rayon fabric prior to construction of the garment, you have a washable garment.’
    • ‘Natural sheepskin is preferable because it provides natural lanolin to exposed skin, 17 although it is expensive and is not washable.’
    • ‘Another thing you'll notice after investigating washable cloth pads is that there is much more variety in design amongst the cloth pads than there is in the mainstream products.’
    • ‘He should wear complete covering - hood, coveralls, rubber gloves, and rubber boots or washable non-canvas shoes.’
    • ‘A removable washable fan filter is implemented to keep the dust bunnies from multiplying inside the case.’
    • ‘Stuffed toys that cannot be washed should be removed or replaced with washable toys.’
    • ‘The removable front grill with replaceable debris screen and washable speaker cavity area allows users to easily wash away dust and other debris.’
    • ‘And yet the chair's slipcover is removable and washable, and any pet hair or spills won't jump out as much as they would on a white slipcover.’
    • ‘Add a few pillows and a throw, and you have changed the entire look of your furniture for little money, the covers are washable, and you can make one for each season if you want.’
    • ‘In addition to the birthing pool hire, Ruth and David are selling washable nappies and ethical laundry liquids.’
    • ‘The sofa and armchair are dressed in washable slipcovers for easy care, making the guesthouse a place where kids are welcome and parents won't worry.’
    • ‘Not only are they generally stronger than plastic bags, but they are washable and can be used over and over again.’
    • ‘The black air filter is removable and washable.’
    • ‘Some models, such as those made by Brandt, have washable metallic filters that can be cleaned in the dishwasher.’
    • ‘The dress must be basically washable in warm water & able to be agitated at least somewhat for uniform dyeing.’
    • ‘If washable paper you may be able to wipe off with a sudsy sponge, followed by damp sponge.’
    • ‘We will look for more washable fabrics, rather than having to dry-clean with all those dangerous chemicals.’
    removable, eradicable, washable, deletable, non-permanent
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Pronunciation:

washable

/ˈwɒʃəb(ə)l/