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cleavable

[klee-vuh-buh l] /ˈkli və bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being cleft or split.
Origin of cleavable
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; cleave2 + -able
Related forms
cleavability, noun
uncleavable, adjective
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  • The shakes were split very thin, for sugar pine is among the most cleavable woods of this country.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

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