Definition of durable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdjʊərəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʊrəbl//
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likely to last for a long time without breaking or getting weaker durable plastics negotiations for a durable peace Painted steel is likely to be less durable than other kinds. highly durable carpets for hotel use Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘steadfast’): via Old French from Latin durabilis, from durare ‘to last’, from durus ‘hard’.
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