[ri-kuhv-er-uh-buh l]


able to recover or be recovered: a patient now believed to be recoverable; recoverable losses on his investments.

Origin of recoverable

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at recover, -able
Related formsre·cov·er·a·bil·i·ty, re·cov·er·a·ble·ness, nounnon·re·cov·er·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·cov·er·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for recoverable

late 15c., from Old French recouvrable, from recouvrer (see recover) .

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