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chewable

[choo-uh-buh l] /ˈtʃu ə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being chewed:
chewable aspirin.
noun
2.
something that can be chewed:
Now that the baby is getting its teeth, add chewables to its diet.
Origin of chewable
1840-1850
1840-50; chew + -able
Related forms
unchewable, adjective
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  • Bradley and I can eat anything that's chewable, and drink anything that will pour, but you can't.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • And he's eat everything that's chewable on the reservation already.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
Word Origin and History for chewable
adj.

1827, from chew (v.) + -able.

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