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all-pur·pose

(ôl′pûr′pəs)
adj.
Having many purposes or uses: an all-purpose thread.

all-purpose

adj
useful for many things

all′-pur′pose



adj.
able to be used for every purpose.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.all-purpose - not limited in use or functionall-purpose - not limited in use or function  
general - applying to all or most members of a category or group; "the general public"; "general assistance"; "a general rule"; "in general terms"; "comprehensible to the general reader"
Translations

all-purpose

[ˈɔːlˈpɜːpəs] ADJ [tool, cleaner] → multiuso inv, universal; [vehicle, flour, wine] → para todo uso

all-purpose

[ˈɔːlˈpɜːpəs] adjper tutti gli usi
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Another favorite product: Pine-Sol Original all-purpose cleaner.
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