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adoptable

[ uh-dop-tuh-buhl ]
/ əˈdɒp tə bəl /
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adjective
capable of being adopted; suitable or eligible for adoption: an adoptable child; a resolution found to be adoptable.
noun
a child who is considered suitable for adoption: fewer adoptables than in previous years.
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Origin of adoptable

First recorded in 1835–45; adopt + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM adoptable

a·dopt·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·a·dopt·a·ble, adjectiveun·a·dopt·a·ble, adjective
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