[ nav-i-guh-buhl ]
/ ˈnæv ɪ gə bəl /


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

Origin of navigable

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

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British Dictionary definitions for navigable

/ (ˈnævɪɡəbəl) /


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

Derived forms of navigable

navigability or navigableness, nounnavigably, adverb
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