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du·ra·ble / ˈd(y)oŏrəbəl/ • adj. able to withstand wear, pressure, or damage; hard-wearing: porcelain enamel is strong and durable | fig. a durable peace can be achieved. ∎ inf. (of a person) having endurance: the durable Smith lasted the full eight rounds. • n. (durables) short for durable goods. DERIVATIVES: du·ra·bil·i·ty / ˌd(y)oŏrəˈbilitē/ n. du·ra·ble·ness n. du·ra·bly adv.

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durable XIV. — (O)F. — L. dūrābilis, f. dūrāre last, ENDURE; see -ABLE.

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