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adoptable

[uh-dop-tuh-buh l] /əˈdɒp tə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being adopted; suitable or eligible for adoption:
an adoptable child; a resolution found to be adoptable.
noun
2.
a child who is considered suitable for adoption:
fewer adoptables than in previous years.
Origin of adoptable
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; adopt + -able
Related forms
adoptability, noun
nonadoptable, adjective
unadoptable, adjective
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