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chewable

[choo-uh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. capable of being chewed: chewable aspirin.
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noun
  1. something that can be chewed: Now that the baby is getting its teeth, add chewables to its diet.
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Origin of chewable

First recorded in 1840–50; chew + -able
Related formsun·chew·a·ble, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • And he's eat everything that's chewable on the reservation already.

    The Woman-Haters

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Bradley and I can eat anything that's chewable, and drink anything that will pour, but you can't.

    Triplanetary

    Edward Elmer Smith


Word Origin and History for chewable

adj.

1827, from chew (v.) + -able.

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