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Meaning of “renewable” in the English Dictionary

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renewableadjective [not gradable]

 us   /rɪˈnu·ə·bəl/
Renewable ​substances can be used and ​easilyreplaced: renewable ​energyresources
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uk   /rɪˈnjuːəbl/  us   /rɪˈnuːəbl/
NATURAL RESOURCES, ENVIRONMENT relating to ​forms of ​energy that are ​produced using the sun, wind, etc., or from ​crops, rather than those using ​fuels such as ​oil or coal: renewable electricity/​fuel/​power renewable ​materials/​resources Sorghum is a ​brand new ​cashcrop that can be ​burned as a ​fuel and is therefore a renewable ​source of ​energy.
LAW if an ​agreement or an ​officialdocument is renewable, its use can be continued for an ​extraperiod of ​time: a renewable ​lease The ​initialcontract is for two ​years, renewable ​annually by ​mutualagreement.
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