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survivable

[ser-vahy-vuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. able to be survived: Would an atomic war be survivable?
  2. capable of withstanding attack or countermeasures: a bomber survivable against fighter planes.
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Origin of survivable

First recorded in 1950–55; survive + -able
Related formssur·viv·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·sur·viv·a·ble, adjectiveun·sur·viv·a·ble, adjective
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  • The small number of web surfers currently limits both their outreach and their survivability.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin


Word Origin and History for survivability

survivable

adj.

"capable of being survived," 1961, from survive + -able.

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