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 (pər-do͝or′ə-bəl, -dyo͝or′-)
Extremely durable; permanent.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin perdūrābilis, from Latin perdūrāre, to endure : per-, per- + dūrāre, to last; see deuə- in Indo-European roots.]

per·du′ra·bil′i·ty n.
per·du′ra·bly adv.


rare extremely durable
[C13: from Late Latin perdūrābilis, from Latin per- (intensive) + dūrābilis long-lasting, from dūrus hard]
ˌperduraˈbility n
ˈperdurably adv


(pərˈdʊər ə bəl, -ˈdyʊər-)

very durable; permanent.
[1200–50; Middle English < Late Latin perdūrābilis. See per-, durable]
per•dur`a•bil′i•ty, n.
per•dur′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.perdurable - very long lasting; "less durable rocks were gradually worn away to form valleys"; "the perdurable granite of the ancient Appalachian spine of the continent"
imperishable - not perishable


Existing or remaining in the same state for an indefinitely long time:
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