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procurable

[proh-kyoo r-uh-buh l, pruh-] /proʊˈkyʊər ə bəl, prə-/
adjective
Origin of procurable
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; procure + -able
Related forms
nonprocurable, adjective
unprocurable, adjective
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Historical Examples
  • At Rome both these articles are procurable at a moment's notice.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • And we have to retort that it is out of print, not procurable.

    Pipefuls

    Christopher Morley
  • The official figures of quantity are not procurable since 1897.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • If this is not procurable the sifted bran (Johnstone's) may be employed.

  • Potatoes were procurable in this part, but not higher up the river.

    In Mesopotamia Martin Swayne
  • If a log such as I have described be not procurable, a hurdle or gate might be employed.

    The Horsewoman Alice M. Hayes
  • Everything was procurable from one source, and nothing could be procured anywhere else.

    Looking Backward Edward Bellamy
  • Fowls, and as much rice and fruits as can be wished, are procurable.

  • Then no food will be procurable, and to stay where they are would be to starve.

    The Land of Fire Mayne Reid
  • When this is not procurable, cress makes an attractive border to a salad.

Word Origin and History for procurable
adj.

mid-15c., from procure + -able. Related: Procurability.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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