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Definition of "returnable" [re•turn•a•ble]

  • That can be returned or brought back: returnable bottles and cans; returnable merchandise. (adjective)
  • Law Required to be returned within a specified time: a returnable writ. (adjective)
  • An empty beverage container that may be returned for refund of a deposit. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "returnable" in a sentence
  • "Today, "fully returnable" is standard in most of the book industry."
  • ""We specialize in long-term returnable IBCs, so our focus is on developing products that maximize the useful life-to-cost ratio," states Michael Spurrier, vice president, sales and marketing."
  • "If labelled returnable bottles are involved then it is worth using labels that will fall off easily in water (wet strength paper and water soluble adhesive) as described in the chapter on labelling."