navigable

[ nav-i-guh-buh l ]
/ ˈnæv ɪ gə bəl /

adjective

deep and wide enough to provide passage to ships: a navigable channel.
capable of being steered or guided, as a ship, aircraft, or missile.

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Origin of navigable

1520–30; < Latin nāvigābilis, equivalent to nāvigā(re) to sail (see navigate) + -bilis -ble

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navigable

/ (ˈnævɪɡəbəl) /

adjective

wide, deep, or safe enough to be sailed on or througha navigable channel
capable of being steered or controlleda navigable raft

Derived Forms

navigability or navigableness, nounnavigably, adverb
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