[ser-vahy-vuh-buh l]


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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for survivable

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper