Definition of dual-purpose in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdjuːlˈpəːpəs/


Serving two purposes or functions: a dual-purpose hand and nail cream
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  • Producers may also need to account for all animals, including dead ones, and feed mills will be scrutinized for cross-contamination of feeds and dual-purpose feedmills may be eliminated.
  • Add to the list a dual-purpose dress that you can wear to the office with a sexy knit (also an essential) slung over it, but which will also make you the belle of the cocktail party when you take your jumper off.
  • He is a fabulous walker with a great appetite for racing and we are very excited about his prospects as a dual-purpose stallion.

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