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recoverable

[ri-kuhv-er-uh-buh l] /rɪˈkʌv ər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
able to recover or be recovered:
a patient now believed to be recoverable; recoverable losses on his investments.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see recover, -able
Related forms
recoverability, recoverableness, noun
nonrecoverable, adjective
unrecoverable, adjective
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  • recoverable concentrations can be found in several minerals, such as bastnaesite and monazite.
  • Nothing except his surname appears recoverable with regard to the author of this truly noble poem.
  • Suddenly the amount of potentially recoverable natural gas resources from shale deposits skyrocketed here, and around the world.
  • Also, because sectors may have been reused from the middle of the file, only parts of the file may be recoverable.
  • Now you take the dual actuator failure that doesn't match the flight profile, and is also fully recoverable.
  • It is lighter than air and so is not recoverable once it escapes into the air.
  • If a space probe is not recoverable it should not be sent off.
  • The only means to test it would be with physical specimens which are lost and not recoverable.
  • And protecting your data also involves keeping it available and rapidly recoverable.
  • It is likely that, even if accurate, only a small proportion of such reserves might actually be recoverable.
Word Origin and History for recoverable
adj.

late 15c., from Old French recouvrable, from recouvrer (see recover) .

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