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recoverable

[ ri-kuhv-er-uh-buhl ]
/ rɪˈkʌv ər ə bəl /
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adjective

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

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Origin of recoverable

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at recover, -able

OTHER WORDS FROM recoverable

re·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
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