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cleavable

[klee-vuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. capable of being cleft or split.

Origin of cleavable

First recorded in 1840–50; cleave2 + -able
Related formscleav·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·cleav·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for cleavable

Historical Examples

  • The shakes were split very thin, for sugar pine is among the most cleavable woods of this country.

    American Forest Trees</p>

    Henry H. Gibson


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