[ sev-er-uh-buhl, sev-ruh- ]
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  1. capable of being severed.

  2. Law. separable or capable of being treated as separate from a whole legal right or obligation: a severable contract obligation.

Origin of severable

First recorded in 1540–50; sever + -able

Other words from severable

  • sev·er·a·bil·i·ty, noun
  • non·sev·er·a·ble, adjective
  • un·sev·er·a·ble, adjective

Words Nearby severable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use severable in a sentence

  • I would admit that, but is not blood a different and perfectly severable thing from bone?

    Ginx's Baby | Edward Jenkins
  • It was born of musical chanting, and it grew as song, never unsung or conceived of as severable from its melody.

British Dictionary definitions for severable


/ (ˈsɛvərəbəl) /

  1. able to be severed

  2. law capable of being separated, as a clause in an agreement: a severable contract

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