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[doo r-uh-buh l, dyoo r-] /ˈdʊər ə bəl, ˈdyʊər-/

able to resist wear, decay, etc., well; lasting; enduring.
durables, .
long-lasting; enduring: a durable fabric

late 14c., from Old French durable (11c.), from Latin durabilis “lasting, permanent,” from durare “to last, harden” (see endure). Durable goods attested from 1930.


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