chewable

[ choo-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈtʃu ə bəl /
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adjective

capable of being chewed: chewable aspirin.

noun

something that can be chewed: Now that the baby is getting its teeth, add chewables to its diet.

Origin of chewable

First recorded in 1840–50; chew + -able
Related formsun·chew·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for chewable

  • The irony in it all is that our bodies need, if not crave, Vitamin D—and more than a chewable tablet.

  • 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

chewable


adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper