ap·​prov·​able ə-ˈprü-və-bəl How to pronounce approvable (audio)
: capable or worthy of being approved
an approvable plan
approvably adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The argument over whether the drug works and is approvable may be the sector’s biggest battleground. Washington Post, 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, 28 Jan. 2014

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of approvable was in the 15th century

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“Approvable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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