ac·​quir·​able ə-ˈkwī-rə-bəl How to pronounce acquirable (audio)
: capable of being acquired

Examples of acquirable in a Sentence

is a decent bagel acquirable in this town?
Recent Examples on the Web The exponentially growing volume of data would be nothing special, but with the ever-increasing abilities to collect it, at least in some regard, these newly acquirable volumes pose interesting answers to long-standing questions. Julius Černiauskas, Forbes, 3 Oct. 2022 The few legally acquirable weapons, mostly hunting rifles, can only be purchased after a screening and a training process so onerous that Japan has one of the world’s lowest firearm ownership rates: one gun per every 330 residents. Max Fisher,, 9 July 2022 Aphantasiacs, whose inability to form mental imagery may be acquirable through stem-cell transplants, were found to be less susceptible to both the Ganzflicker pseudo-hallucination and to ghost stories. Rafil Kroll-Zaidi, Harper's Magazine, 20 July 2021 So, the biggest resource we‘re going to need for survival, and the most abundant resource that’s acquirable — our fellow man — is the one resource most preppers are not preparing to acquire. Adam Nemett, Rolling Stone, 14 May 2021 Lauren could perhaps be compared to the fictional Jay Gatsby: another American dream-maker striving to create an impeccable world out of acquirable things. The New Yorker, 5 Dec. 2019

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Word History


acquire + -able

First Known Use

1606, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acquirable was in 1606

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“Acquirable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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