insurable

adjective
in·​sur·​able | \ in-ˈshu̇r-ə-bəl How to pronounce insurable (audio) , -ˈshər- \

Definition of insurable

: that may be insured

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Other Words from insurable

insurability \ in-​ˌshu̇r-​ə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce insurability (audio) , -​ˌshər-​ \ noun

Examples of insurable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s not an insurable event specific to a particular business. Paul Sullivan, New York Times, "Once Scrutinized, an Insurance Product Becomes a Crisis Lifeline," 20 Mar. 2020 At this point, the threat is well-known, so not insurable. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "Travel Tips to Protect Your Health and Handle Disruptions," 13 Mar. 2020 So far the company has received $32 million for a claim of total devastation following Hurricane Irma — although the resort’s insurable value was more than twice that. Emily Palmer, New York Times, "Caneel Bay: Why a Caribbean Paradise Remains in Ruins," 20 Jan. 2020 Unlike cotton and oranges, timber isn’t usually insurable for loss. Washington Post, "Florida timber farmers face tough choices year after Michael," 13 Oct. 2019 Unlike cotton and oranges, timber isn’t usually insurable for loss. Washington Post, "Florida timber farmers face tough choices year after Michael," 13 Oct. 2019 Unlike cotton and oranges, timber isn’t usually insurable for loss. Washington Post, "Florida timber farmers face tough choices year after Michael," 13 Oct. 2019 Unlike cotton and oranges, timber isn’t usually insurable for loss. Washington Post, "Florida timber farmers face tough choices year after Michael," 13 Oct. 2019 Unlike cotton and oranges, timber isn’t usually insurable for loss. Washington Post, "Florida timber farmers face tough choices year after Michael," 13 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of insurable

1810, in the meaning defined above

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“Insurable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insurable. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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insurable

adjective
in·​sur·​able | \ in-ˈshu̇r-ə-bəl How to pronounce insurable (audio) \

Legal Definition of insurable

: capable of or appropriate for being insured against loss, damage, or death : affording a sufficient ground for insurance

Other Words from insurable

insurability \ in-​ˌshu̇r-​ə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce insurability (audio) \ noun

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