build·able | \ˈbil-də-bəl \

Definition of buildable 

: suitable for building buildable land especially : capable of being built plans for a buildable house

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Take the No Filter Concealer, for example, which has a creamy, blendable, yet buildable formula that works better than some luxury products. Rosemary Donahue, Allure, "ColourPop Is Having a Major Memorial Day Sale — Here's What You Should Buy," 26 May 2018 Disney paid $650 million to acquire the rights to develop 4 Hudson Square, which offers 1.2 million buildable square feet, for 99 years. Mark Skoneki,, "Disney acquires rights to New York property for $650 million — report," 11 July 2018 Protected as a state park in the 1940s, and wholly owned by the state of Georgia, the buildable land on the barrier island is limited by law to roughly 35 percent, according to the Jekyll Island Authority. Jenna Russell,, "There is magic in those Jekyll Island oaks," 21 June 2018 For a budget option, Allure's Best of Beauty-winning NYX Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter is super blendable with the finest shimmers for a subtle yet buildable glow. Sophie Wirt, Allure, "How to Layer Your Highlighter For a Multidimensional Glow," 30 May 2018 The finish is natural and glowy, with a sheer but buildable hydrating formula ideal for layering. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Dior Launched A Less-Expensive Beauty Line Called Backstage—We Have All the Details," 29 May 2018 Elastic micro-waxes and nourishing oils move with skin, rather than sitting on top of it—making this buildable formula especially good for red spots and blemishes. Ivana Rihter, Vogue, "The 6 Best No-Makeup Makeup Concealers for Summer," 12 May 2018 Use a temporary self-tanner like James Read Tan's Body Foundation for a buildable glow that washes right off in the shower. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Ashley Graham Uses Windex to Fix Spray Tan," 30 May 2018 The Viva Las Lashes mascara is lightweight, buildable, and never-clumpy. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "We Tested All 70 Jennifer Lopez for Inglot Makeup Products," 25 Apr. 2018

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1855, in the meaning defined above

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build a bridge

build around


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