• WordNet 3.6
    • adj washable capable of being washed without injury "washable woolens","acrylic blankets are both warm and washable"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Washable Capable of being washed without damage to fabric or color.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • washable Resisting or enduring washing: noting the fabric, and also the color.
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In literature:

To be washable as well as durable is also a great point in favour of cotton textiles.
"Principles of Home Decoration" by Candace Wheeler
If there is room in the dressing-room, there should be a sofa with a slip cover of some washable fabric that can be taken off when necessary.
"The House in Good Taste" by Elsie de Wolfe
Washable cotton rugs are best to use for this purpose.
"Furnishing the Home of Good Taste" by Lucy Abbot Throop
Whatever the material, it must, of course, be washable and kept immaculate.
"The Complete Home" by Various
The gloves should be soft and washable.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
Another could proclaim to the world a new washable distemper.
"A Dweller in Mesopotamia" by Donald Maxwell
She accumulated a collection of house-frocks; printed cotton washables differing somewhat in color and cut but functionally identical.
"The Fourth R" by George Oliver Smith
Remove stains from a washable fabric and a delicate fabric.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
Delivery shall take place in a room with washable walls, ceilings and doors.
"Rules and regulations governing maternity hospitals and homes ... September, 1922" by California. State Board of Charities and Corrections
It follows, then, that in weaving rugs (which must be washable) with orange warp, the warp must be steeped in warm water before using.
"How to make rugs" by Candace Wheeler
When working in the kitchen the Scout should wear a clean, washable dress, or a washable apron which covers her dress.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
She only insists on taking five baths a day and never touching any washable thing that's been handled.
"The Strange Cases of Dr. Stanchon" by Josephine Daskam Bacon
Washable mattresses and pillows are served out at night-time, and I can imagine that, if lonely, the cells are not uncomfortable.
"Scotland Yard" by George Dilnot
The attendant should wear washable dresses with sleeves that can be rolled up, washable aprons, and shoes with rubber heels.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
Everybody turned out all their belongings that were washable, and a regular carnival of soap and water took place.
"The Log of a Sea-Waif" by Frank T. Bullen
The stain of wine or fruit may in most cases be taken out of a washable article by laying it immediately in cold water.
"The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners" by Eliza Leslie
The mattress should be provided with a washable cover.
"Nurses' Papers on Tuberculosis :" by Various
If curtains are preferred, they should be of chintz, or of some washable cotton or linen.
"The Decoration of Houses" by Edith Wharton
This was also tiled, but the tiles were of shining porcelain, washable, scrubable, scourable to the very limit.
"Three Little Women's Success" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
The curtain at the window, which gives a touch of daintiness, is of a washable material.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne

In news:

The 8.6-inch diameter spun-bonded polyester filter cartridges are washable and easy to replace.
Runners will be decorated with washable dyed cornstarch in beautirul fall colors as they run or walk.
Revision of D6321 - 98(2004) Standard Practice for the Evaluation of Machine Washable T-Shirts.
Washable Woof Woof dog rugs debut in two sizes this winter.
At this season's market, Nourison will add to its washable woven line with new sizes in its handmade group, as well as a new machinemade one offering.
The washable woven line is "what separates us from the other companies," said Gary Shafran, sales and marketing manager, accent rugs.
ATLANTA Newell Rubbermaid's Expo brand has launched its first line of washable markers, making them ideal for use at home, in the classroom and in the car.
For me, the ease of machine-washable bedding is a must.
It is also machine washable.
Things like keyboards , mice and even smartphones and tablet devices should be washable.
With an easy-to-clean and hard-to-kill design, the Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 is one of the better keyboards we've seen for less than $50.
Logitech's Washable Keyboard Ends Spill Nightmares.
Logitech K310 washable USB keyboard.