losable

losable

[loo-zuh-buhl]
adjective
susceptible to becoming lost.

Origin:
1605–15; lose + -able

losableness, noun
nonlosable, adjective
unlosable, adjective
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lose (luːz)
 
vb , loses, losing, lost
1.  to part with or come to be without, as through theft, accident, negligence, etc
2.  to fail to keep or maintain: to lose one's balance
3.  to suffer the loss or deprivation of: to lose a parent
4.  to cease to have or possess
5.  to fail to get or make use of: to lose a chance
6.  (also intr) to fail to gain or win (a contest, game, etc): to lose the match
7.  to fail to see, hear, perceive, or understand: I lost the gist of his speech
8.  to waste: to lose money gambling
9.  to wander from so as to be unable to find: to lose one's way
10.  to cause the loss of: his delay lost him the battle
11.  to allow to go astray or out of sight: we lost him in the crowd
12.  (usually passive) to absorb or engross: he was lost in contemplation
13.  (usually passive) to cause the death or destruction of: two men were lost in the attack
14.  to outdistance or elude: he soon lost his pursuers
15.  (intr) to decrease or depreciate in value or effectiveness: poetry always loses in translation
16.  (also intr) (of a timepiece) to run slow (by a specified amount): the clock loses ten minutes every day
17.  (of a physician) to fail to sustain the life of (a patient)
18.  (of a woman) to fail to give birth to (a viable baby), esp as the result of a miscarriage
19.  slang motor racing to lose control of (the car), as on a bend: he lost it going into Woodcote
20.  slang lose it to lose control of oneself or one's temper
 
[Old English losian to perish; related to Old English -lēosan as in forlēosan to forfeit. Compare loose]
 
'losable
 
adj
 
'losableness
 
n

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