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1. Capable of being returned or brought back: returnable bottles and cans; returnable merchandise.
2. Law Required to be returned within a specified time: a returnable writ.
An empty beverage container that may be returned for refund of a deposit.


1. able to be taken, given, or sent back
2. (Law) required to be returned by law, as a claim to the court from which it issued
reˌturnaˈbility n


(rɪˈtɜr nə bəl)

1. that may be returned.
2. requiring a return, as a writ to the court from which it is issued.
3. a beverage bottle or can that can be returned for refund of a deposit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.returnable - that may be returned; "returnable bottles and cans"; "this merchandise is returnable if you save the receipt"
nonreturnable - that may not be returned; "nonreturnable bottles cannot be exchanged for a deposit"; "sale merchandise is nonreturnable"
قابِل للإعادَه
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geri verilebilir/gönderilebiliriade edilir


[rɪˈtɜːnəbl] ADJrestituible; [deposit] → reintegrable, reembolsable; [bottle] → retornable (Jur) → devolutivo; (= on approval) → a prueba
returnable emptiesenvases mpl a devolver
the book is returnable on the 14thel libro deberá estar de vuelta el 14
the deposit is not returnableno se reembolsa el depósito


[rɪˈtɜːrnəbəl] adj
[bottle, container] → consigné(e)
[deposit] → remboursable


adjzur Rückgabe bestimmt; (= reusable)Mehrweg-; returnable bottleMehrwegflasche f; (with deposit) → Pfandflasche f


[rɪˈtɜːnəbl] adj returnable bottlevuoto a rendere


(rəˈtəːn) verb
1. to come or go back. He returns home tomorrow; He returned to London from Paris yesterday; The pain has returned.
2. to give, send, put etc (something) back where it came from. He returned the book to its shelf; Don't forget to return the books you borrowed.
3. I'll return to this topic in a minute.
4. to do (something) which has been done to oneself. She hit him and he returned the blow; He said how nice it was to see her again, and she returned the compliment.
5. (of voters) to elect (someone) to Parliament.
6. (of a jury) to give (a verdict). The jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
7. (in tennis etc) to hit (a ball) back to one's opponent. She returned his serve.
1. the act of returning. On our return, we found the house had been burgled; (also adjective) a return journey.
2. especially in United Kingdom, a round-trip ticket, a return ticket. Do you want a single or a return?
reˈturnable adjective
that can be or that must be returned.
return match
a second match played between the same (teams of) players. We played the first match on our football pitch – the return match will be on theirs.
return ticket
a round-trip ticket, allowing a person to travel to a place and back again to where he started.
by return (of post)
by the very next post. Please send me your reply by return (of post).
in return (for)
as an exchange (for something). We'll send them whisky and they'll send us vodka in return: They'll send us vodka in return for whisky.
many happy returns (of the day)
an expression of good wishes said to a person on his birthday. He visited his mother on her birthday to wish her many happy returns.

to return (not return back) someone's book.
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