acquirable

adjective
ac·​quir·​able | \ ə-ˈkwī-rə-bəl How to pronounce acquirable (audio) \

Definition of acquirable

: capable of being acquired

Examples of acquirable in a Sentence

is a decent bagel acquirable in this town?
Recent Examples on the Web 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. New York Times, 9 July 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, BostonGlobe.com, 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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First Known Use of acquirable

1606, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acquirable

acquire + -able

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Last Updated

23 Jul 2022

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“Acquirable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acquirable. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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