min·​able | \ ˈmī-nə-bəl How to pronounce minable (audio) \
variants: or mineable

Definition of minable

: 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, "Cleveland Cliffs says no thanks to Walz's U.S. Steel partnership idea," 8 Feb. 2021 Hibbing Taconite is scheduled to run out of minable ore within five years. Dee Depass, Star Tribune, "Minnesota officials approve new lease for stalled Mesabi Metallics project," 2 Dec. 2020 What is rare is finding these elements in a minable deposit. Jennifer Frazer, Scientific American, "Mining Rare-Earth Elements from...Fossilized Fish???," 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, "Why Won’t the Kardashians Open Their Hearts to Blac Chyna?," 3 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of minable

circa 1570, in the meaning defined above

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“Minable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minable. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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