adjective able to be removed and put back: a detachable handle

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  • détachable — [ detaʃabl ] adj. • 1845; de 1. détacher ♦ Qu on peut détacher, isoler d un ensemble. Coupons, vignettes détachables. ● détachable adjectif Qui peut être détaché : Feuillets détachables d un carnet. détachable adj. Qui peut être détaché. Coupon… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Detachable — De*tach a*ble, a. That can be detached. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • detachable — index divisible, moving (in motion), separable, severable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • detachable — 1818; see DETACH (Cf. detach) + ABLE (Cf. able) …   Etymology dictionary

  • detachable — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ easily, readily PREPOSITION ▪ from ▪ The handle is detachable from the b …   Collocations dictionary

  • detachable — de|tach|a|ble [ dı tætʃəbl ] adjective a detachable part can be removed and put back on again: a jacket with a detachable hood …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • detachable — [[t]dɪtæ̱tʃəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ If a part of an object is detachable, it has been made so that it can be removed from the object. ...a cake tin with a detachable base. Syn: removable …   English dictionary

  • detachable — UK [dɪˈtætʃəb(ə)l] / US adjective a detachable part can be removed and put back on again a jacket with a detachable hood …   English dictionary

  • detachable — de|tach|a|ble [dıˈtætʃəbəl] adj able to be removed and put back = ↑removable ▪ The coat has a detachable lining …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • detachable — detach ► VERB 1) disengage (something) and remove it. 2) (detach oneself from) leave or distance oneself from (a group or situation). 3) (be detached) Military be sent on a separate mission. DERIVATIVES detachability noun …   English terms dictionary

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