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[pur-chuh-suh-buh l]
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  1. capable of being bought.
  2. that may be influenced by bribery; venal.
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Origin of purchasable

First recorded in 1605–15; purchase + -able
Related formspur·chas·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·pur·chas·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·pur·chas·a·ble, adjectiveun·pur·chas·a·ble, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • How the opinions of a press that are so purchasable, are at all respected, I cannot understand.

    Louis Spohr's Autobiography

    Louis Spohr

  • I know that we had compensation in things not purchasable here for money.

    Venetian Life

    William Dean Howells

  • It gave a false seeming of value to every purchasable thing.

    A Captain in the Ranks

    George Cary Eggleston

  • English goods of every kind are not purchasable, at least by me.

  • Not for twenty louis, not for twenty thousand, should it ever have been purchasable.

British Dictionary definitions for purchasable


  1. able to be bribed or corrupted
  2. able to be bought
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Derived Formspurchasability, noun
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