ap·​prov·​able | \ ə-ˈprü-və-bəl How to pronounce approvable (audio) \

Definition of approvable

: capable or worthy of being approved an approvable plan

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approvably \ ə-​ˈprü-​və-​blē How to pronounce approvably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of approvable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The argument over whether the drug works and is approvable may be the sector’s biggest battleground. Washington Post, "Biogen Has More Hope Than Data for Alzheimer’s Drug," 5 Dec. 2019 NRDC’s conclusion, in its report: FDA’s scientific reviewers’ findings show that none of these products would likely be approvable as new additives for nontherapeutic livestock use if submitted today, under current FDA guidelines. Maryn Mckenna, WIRED, "Report: FDA Documents Show Decade of Unsuccessful Attempts to Control Farm Antibiotics," 28 Jan. 2014

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First Known Use of approvable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Approvable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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