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[floh-tuh-buh l] /ˈfloʊ tə bəl/
capable of floating; that can be floated.
that can be floated on, as a river.
Origin of floatable
1820-30; float + -able
Related forms
floatability, noun
unfloatable, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As a safety measure, the crew and engine compartments in the submarine can be made detachable and floatable.
  • Primary treatment serves to remove many of the floatable and settleable solids.
  • All floatable materials will be permanently anchored.
  • Each separable piece of floatable attractor will be tightly lashed into the structure.
  • The primary treatment removes settleable solids, grit, and floatable materials.
  • Generally, the river remains floatable throughout the summer and fall.
  • Primary treatment removes the settleable and floatable solids from the wastewater.
  • Treatment includes screening out floatable materials, disinfection, and dechlorination.
  • floatable debris moves with currents and winds, sometimes far from its place of origin.

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