- able to be survived: Would an atomic war be survivable?
- capable of withstanding attack or countermeasures: a bomber survivable against fighter planes.
Origin of survivable
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Examples from the Web for survivable
That can be survivable if a president acknowledges failures and takes steps to correct.Voters Remind D.C. That the Economy Still Sucks
November 6, 2014
As for the day-to-day life of the horses, pro-ban veterinarians such as Holly Cheever describe it as “survivable, but not humane.”Central Park’s Carriages Saved This Horse
April 24, 2014
The idea that the scandal itself is not survivable is nonsense.Weiner’s Well-Timed Rehab
June 12, 2011
Federal teams with survivable radio gear were positioned at the likely point of impact.How Katrina Saved Lives
August 28, 2009
Word Origin and History for survivable
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