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What does procurable mean?
Procurable means able to be procured—obtained, especially through special means or extra effort. A more common word is obtainable.
The verb procure is especially used in the context of the formal, official process of purchasing and obtaining materials, supplies, or equipment, particularly in the context of business or government (called procurement).
But procurable can be applied to anything that’s obtainable—able to be acquired in some way (though often one that requires some special effort).
Example: Some collectors dream of finding extremely rare books, but I like to collect ones that are actually procurable.
Where does procurable come from?
The first records of the word procurable come from the early 1600s. It comes from the Latin prōcūrāre, meaning “to take care of” or “to look after.” This is formed from the Latin verb cūrāre, “to care for.”
Procure doesn’t just mean “get”—it implies extra effort. When something is said to have been procured, it’s usually something special or hard to get, as in I had to make several phone calls, but I was finally able to procure a replacement part for the refrigerator. When something is described as procurable, it simply means it can be acquired one way or another—it’s possible to get it. The opposite is nonprocurable or unprocurable, but a much more common way to say this is unobtainable.
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What are some other forms related to procurable?
- nonprocurable (adjective)
- unprocurable (adjective)
- procure (verb)
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How is procurable used in real life?
Procurable is a less common way of saying obtainable.
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— Nico Muhly (@nicomuhly) November 15, 2014
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How to use procurable in a sentence
Heavy seas washed the deck, and kept out the galley fires, so that warm food had not been procurable.Jaffery|William J. Locke
Fowls, and as much rice and fruits as can be wished, are procurable.Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
Then no food will be procurable, and to stay where they are would be to starve.The Land of Fire|Mayne Reid
No stiff leather procurable, they used cardboard and blackened it with shoe polish.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
After a month he withdrew to Santarem, high up the Tagus, where subsistence was procurable, and there remained all the winter.Battles of English History|H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George