or de·fer·a·ble

[ dih-fur-uh-buh l ]
/ dɪˈfɜr ə bəl /


capable of being deferred or postponed: a deferrable project.
qualified or eligible to receive a military deferment.


a person eligible for deferment from compulsory military service.

Origin of deferrable

First recorded in 1940–45; defer1 + -able

Related forms

non·de·fer·ra·ble, non·de·fer·a·ble, adjectiveun·de·fer·ra·ble, un·de·fer·a·ble, adjectiveun·de·fer·ra·bly, un·de·fer·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019