verb (used with object), re·trieved, re·triev·ing.
verb (used without object), re·trieved, re·triev·ing.
Origin of retrieve
Examples from the Web for retrievable
There should be a retrievable record of exactly when the Airbus disappeared from radar.
Exact clinic locations in this map have been obscured to be neither visible nor retrievable.
I would retrieve my fault, in so far as it was retrievable, and save Brandon, who was worth them all put together.When Knighthood Was in Flower|Charles Major
As long as reputation was not gone, he thought your errors were retrievable.Jane Talbot|Charles Brockden Brown
If they had been retrievable by any Writings, I may justly say, they had been retrieved by mine.
British Dictionary definitions for retrievable
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for retrieve
Word Origin and History for retrievable (1 of 2)
early 15c., retreve, originally in reference to dogs finding lost game, from Middle French retruev-, stem of Old French retreuver (Modern French retrouver) "find again, recover, meet again, recognize," from re- "again" (see re-) + trouver "to find," probably from Vulgar Latin *tropare "to compose" (see trove). Altered 16c. to retrive; modern form is from mid-17c.