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washable

Capable of being washed repeatedly without significant erosion and without change in appearance or functional characteristics.
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ables clearly has modal content as an adjective-forming suffix (something which is washable has the potential to be washed), and when it undergoes conversion and pluralization, we would expect it to carry this modal meaning along with it, as it indeed does: so washables are things that can be washed.
But it's also worth adding up how many disposables you purchase on a monthly or yearly basis, and compare them to the cost of washables.
USING washable nappies instead of disposables can cut a family's carbon emissions by 40%, according to an Environment Agency report out today.
Of course using washables ensures parents avoid the thorny issue of disposable nappies and over-full landfill sites.
Since I have been using the washables my wheelie bin content has been reduced by 20 to 30%.
But far from being eco warriors who want to live up a tree, we simply found there were several good reasons for our children to wear washables - and we'll be using them for our soon-to-be-born baby as well.
There were several reasons: disposables are bad for the environment because they generate waste, washables are more cost effective and I feel they're kinder to babies' bottoms," she says.
And washables could be laundered at lower temperatures and without the use of fabric softeners.
It handles hand washables and other small cleaning jobs by swirling water under and around delicate washables.
Quite frankly, there's nothing new under the sun in sheets and towels, but there's always something new in washables.
Whereas laundry rooms were once consigned to remote, unsecured, dark and dingy basements, today's multifamily residents can almost universally expect to clean their clothes without risking their comfort, safety, fine washables and precious time.