Renewable definition

rĭ-no͝oə-bəl, -nyo͝o-
Relating to or being a commodity or resource, such as solar energy or firewood, that is inexhaustible or replaceable by new growth.
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That can be renewed.

A renewable lease.

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Relating to a natural resource, such as solar energy, water, or wood, that is never used up or that can be replaced by new growth. Resources that are dependent on regrowth can sometimes be depleted beyond the point of renewability, as when the deforestation of land leads to desertification or when a commercially valuable species is harvested to extinction. Pollution can also make a renewable resource such as water unusable in a particular location.
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The definition of renewable is able to return, or able to be recreated or continued.

When your one-year contract says that you have the option at the end to sign up for another year, this is an example of a renewable contract.

When energy is produced by the sun and it can easily be recreated, this is an example of renewable energy.

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Able to be renewed; capable of renewal.
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(of a resource) Sustainable; able to be regrown or renewed; having an ongoing or continuous source of supply; not finite.

Solar and wind power are renewable, but coal is not.

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A thing that is renewable; especially, a renewable source of energy.
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(ecol.) That can be replenished by normal ecological cycles, as solar, wind, or water power.

Renewable energy.

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Capable of being renewed.

A renewable membership; renewable subscriptions.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
renewable
Plural:
renewables

Origin of renewable

  • renew +"Ž -able

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