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survivable

[ ser-vahy-vuh-buhl ]
/ sərˈvaɪ və bəl /
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adjective

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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Origin of survivable

First recorded in 1950–55; survive + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM survivable

sur·viv·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·sur·viv·a·ble, adjectiveun·sur·viv·a·ble, adjective
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