min·​able ˈmī-nə-bəl How to pronounce minable (audio)
variants or mineable
: capable of being mined

Examples of minable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Concerns about Hibtac have recently intensified as the employer of 750 people is expected to run out of minable ore space by 2024. Dee Depass, Star Tribune, 8 Feb. 2021 Hibbing Taconite is scheduled to run out of minable ore within five years. Dee Depass, Star Tribune, 2 Dec. 2020 What is rare is finding these elements in a minable deposit. Jennifer Frazer, Scientific American, 21 Sep. 2020 Of course, self-exploiters should have the agency to draw a barrier around that exploitation, to allow only people of their choosing to feed off their minable identity. Richard Lawson, Vanities, 3 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1570, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of minable was circa 1570

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“Minable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minable. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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