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recoverable

[ri-kuhv-er-uh-buh l] /rɪˈkʌv ər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
able to recover or be recovered:
a patient now believed to be recoverable; recoverable losses on his investments.
Origin of recoverable
late Middle English
1425-1475
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75; See origin at recover, -able
Related forms
recoverability, recoverableness, noun
nonrecoverable, adjective
unrecoverable, adjective
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adj.

late 15c., from Old French recouvrable, from recouvrer (see recover) .

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