air·​a·​ble | \ ˈer-ə-bəl How to pronounce airable (audio) \

Definition of airable

: suitable or appropriate for broadcast on radio or television In sensitive cases, the executive producer or editor may even seek legal advice before deciding what is airable and what is not.— Ross M. Gardner, Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation, 2005

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First Known Use of airable

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for airable

air entry 4 + able

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“Airable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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