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machinable

or machineable

[muh-shee-nuh-buh l] /məˈʃi nə bəl/
adjective
1.
(of a material) capable of being cut or shaped with machine tools.
Compare free-machining.
2.
(of a letter or package) capable of being safely sorted by mail machinery, as a parcel sorter.
Origin of machinable
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; machine + -able
Related forms
machinability, noun
unmachinable, adjective
unmachineable, adjective
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adj.

1896, from machine (v.) + -able. Related: Machinability.

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