[ sal-vuh-buh l ]
/ ˈsæl və bəl /


fit for or capable of being saved or salvaged.

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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