cleavable

[ klee-vuh-buhl ]
/ ˈkli və bəl /

adjective

capable of being cleft or split.

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Origin of cleavable

First recorded in 1840–50; cleave2 + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM cleavable

cleav·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·cleav·a·ble, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for cleavable

  • The shakes were split very thin, for sugar pine is among the most cleavable woods of this country.

    American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson