[ sal-vuh-buh l ]
/ ˈsæl və bəl /


fit for or capable of being saved or salvaged.

Nearby words

  1. salutatory,
  2. salute,
  3. salutiferous,
  4. salv.,
  5. salva veritate,
  6. salvador,
  7. salvador, el,
  8. salvadorian,
  9. salvage,
  10. salvage archaeology

Origin of salvable

1660–70; < Late Latin salv(āre) to save + -able

Related formssal·va·bil·i·ty, sal·va·ble·ness, nounsal·va·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for salvable

  • It was enough to be a Christian like other good and salvable Christians!

    The Elect Lady|George MacDonald
  • It is our conviction that these men "are not saved, but are salvable."

  • Men are constantly dogmatizing theories of sense and matter as the salvable hope of the race.

  • But he had no tolerance for the fellow who would hurriedly and secretly remove to his own premises goods of a salvable sort.

    When the Cock Crows|Waldron Baily

British Dictionary definitions for salvable


/ (ˈsælvəbəl) /


capable of or suitable for being saved or salvaged
Derived Formssalvability or salvableness, nounsalvably, adverb

Word Origin for salvable

C17: from Late Latin salvāre to save, from Latin salvus safe

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