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[sey-luh-buh l] /ˈseɪ lə bəl/
subject to or suitable for sale; readily sold:
The books were sent back by the store in salable condition.
Origin of salable
1520-30; sale + -able
Related forms
salability, saleability, noun
salably, saleably, adverb
nonsalability, nonsaleability, noun
nonsalable, nonsaleable, adjective
nonsalably, nonsaleably, adverb
unsalability, unsaleability, noun
unsalable, unsaleable, adjective
unsalably, unsaleably, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for salable
  • Refining crude oil into salable products is a commodity business.
  • The movement of the future for bio technology is to make many salable finished products from your feedstocks.
  • Their reason for being-and their residents' reason for living within them-was no longer to produce salable goods and services.
  • Typically, several pounds of small fish are needed to produce one pound of salable flesh.
  • Indeed, the difference is so important as to be a highly salable commodity.
  • What used to be called the cold war rhetoric is no longer salable.
  • Confiscation of equipment and salable oil to cover plugging costs.
  • Limited, noncommercial amounts may be collected for free, but larger amounts are salable.
  • Nurseries that grow stock to salable size must be inspected and certified.
  • Normally a foreclosure property will require extensive repairs to become salable.
British Dictionary definitions for salable


the US spelling of saleable


fit for selling or capable of being sold
Derived Forms
saleability, saleableness (US) salability, salableness, noun
saleably, (US) salably, adverb
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