Recoverable Re*cov"er*a*ble (-?*b'l), a. [Cf. F. recouvrable.] Capable of being recovered or regained; capable of being brought back to a former condition, as from sickness, misfortune, etc.; obtainable from a debtor or possessor; as, the debt is recoverable; goods lost or sunk in the ocean are not recoverable. [1913 Webster]

A prodigal course Is like the sun's; but not, like his, recoverable. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

If I am recoverable, why am I thus? --Cowper. [1913 Webster] -- {Re*cov"er*a*ble*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • recoverableness — re·cov·er·able·ness …   English syllables

  • recoverableness — noun see recoverable * * * recovˈerableness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑recover …   Useful english dictionary

  • recoverable — recoverability, recoverableness, n. /ri kuv euhr euh beuhl/, adj. able to recover or be recovered: a patient now believed to be recoverable; recoverable losses on his investments. [1425 75; late ME; see RECOVER, ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ir — ir·bis; ir; ir·gun·ist; ir·i·ar·tea; ir·i·desce; ir·i·des·cence; ir·i·des·cent·ly; ir·kutsk; ir·pex; ir·radiance; ir·radiancy; ir·radiant; ir·ra·di·at·ing·ly; ir·radiation; ir·radiative; ir·radiator; ir·rad·i·ca·ble; ir·rad·i·cate;… …   English syllables

  • irrecoverableness — ir·recoverableness …   English syllables

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