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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
1840-1850
1840-50; chew + -able
Related forms
unchewable, adjective
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Examples from the web for chewable
  • Parents have chewable bites they can help their kids with.
  • It's in chewable tablet form and can be used without water.
  • Dimenhydrinate is over-the-counter, and comes in a variety of doses and tablets, including chewable tablets.
  • If you are taking the chewable tablets you can allow them to melt in your mouth or you can chew them before swallowing.
  • chewable and effervescent supplements are available for those who have trouble swallowing tablets.
Word Origin and History for chewable
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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