able to recover or be recovered: a patient now believed to be recoverable; recoverable losses on his investments.

1425–75; late Middle English; see recover, -able

recoverability, recoverableness, noun
nonrecoverable, adjective
unrecoverable, adjective Unabridged
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recover (rɪˈkʌvə)
1.  (tr) to find again or obtain the return of (something lost)
2.  to regain (loss of money, position, time, etc); recoup
3.  (of a person) to regain (health, spirits, composure, etc), as after illness, a setback, or a shock, etc
4.  to regain (a former and usually better condition): industry recovered after the war
5.  law
 a.  (tr) to gain (something) by the judgment of a court of law: to recover damages
 b.  (intr) to succeed in a lawsuit
6.  (tr) to obtain (useful substances) from waste
7.  (intr) (in fencing, swimming, rowing, etc) to make a recovery
[C14: from Old French recoverer, from Latin recuperārerecuperate]

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Example sentences
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.
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