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survivable

[ser-vahy-vuh-buh l] /sərˈvaɪ və bəl/
adjective
1.
able to be survived:
Would an atomic war be survivable?
2.
capable of withstanding attack or countermeasures:
a bomber survivable against fighter planes.
Origin of survivable
1950-1955
1950-55; survive + -able
Related forms
survivability, noun
nonsurvivable, adjective
unsurvivable, adjective
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  • The small number of web surfers currently limits both their outreach and their survivability.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
Word Origin and History for survivability

survivable

adj.

"capable of being survived," 1961, from survive + -able.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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