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salvable

[sal-vuh-buh l] /ˈsæl və bəl/
adjective
1.
fit for or capable of being saved or salvaged.
Origin of salvable
1660-1670
1660-70; < Late Latin salv(āre) to save + -able
Related forms
salvability, salvableness, noun
salvably, adverb
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  • It was enough to be a Christian like other good and salvable Christians!

    The Elect Lady George MacDonald
  • It is our conviction that these men "are not saved, but are salvable."

  • But he had no tolerance for the fellow who would hurriedly and secretly remove to his own premises goods of a salvable sort.

    When the Cock Crows Waldron Baily
  • Men are constantly dogmatizing theories of sense and matter as the salvable hope of the race.

British Dictionary definitions for salvable

salvable

/ˈsælvəbəl/
adjective
1.
capable of or suitable for being saved or salvaged
Derived Forms
salvability, salvableness, noun
salvably, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin salvāre to save, from Latin salvus safe
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