[ ser-vahy-vuh-buhl ]
/ sərˈvaɪ və bəl /
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able to be survived: Would an atomic war be survivable?
capable of withstanding attack or countermeasures: a bomber survivable against fighter planes.
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OTHER WORDS FROM survivablesur·viv·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·sur·viv·a·ble, adjectiveun·sur·viv·a·ble, adjective
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How to use survivable in a sentence
High-G crashes aren't necessarily common in the sport, but they happen once or twice a year and, thanks to rigorous design and testing, are highly survivable.Why racing drivers trust their lives to a fireproof fabric called Nomex|Jonathan M. Gitlin|December 18, 2020|Ars Technica
There's the survivability to take into account, too, which negates a lot of that vulnerability.American Warplane’s Forgotten Nazi Past|Dave Majumdar|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The survivability of airplane crashes keeps getting better,” says a spokesperson for the European transportation authority.Train in Spanish Crash Was Going Way Too Fast|Barbie Latza Nadeau|July 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The goal now, said top Rick Santorum strategist John Brabender, is “long-term survivability, not big wins.”For Ron Paul and Rick Santorum, It’s All About Collecting Delegates|Ben Jacobs|January 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The small number of web surfers currently limits both their outreach and their survivability.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin