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[ri-dee-muh-buh l]
  1. capable of being redeemed.
  2. that will be redeemed: bonds redeemable in 10 years.
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Also re·demp·ti·ble [ri-demp-tuh-buh l] /rɪˈdɛmp tə bəl/.

Origin of redeemable

First recorded in 1605–15; redeem + -able
Related formsre·deem·a·bil·i·ty, re·deem·a·ble·ness, nounre·deem·a·bly, adverbnon·re·deem·a·ble, adjectivenon·re·demp·ti·ble, adjectiveun·re·deem·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·deem·a·bly, adverb
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redemptible (rɪˈdɛmptəbəl)

adjective (of bonds, shares, etc)
  1. subject to cancellation by repayment at a specified date or under specified conditions
  2. payable in or convertible into cash
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Derived Formsredeemability, nounredeemably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unredeemable



1610s, from redeem + -able.

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