trace·​able | \ ˈtrā-sə-bəl How to pronounce traceable (audio) \

Definition of traceable

1 : capable of being traced a traceable phone call
2 : suitable or of a kind to be attributed to something specified : due used with to … perhaps 35 percent of cancer cases in the U.S. are traceable to dietary factors.— Gary Blonston

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Many others who have health problems traceable to 9/11 may be equally in the dark. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "9/11 health fund covers survivors for life — but few know about it," 11 Sep. 2019 Critical evidence might be destroyed by the suspect or compromised, or later suppressed by a judge because of procedural violations traceable to the vigilantes. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "State warning: Don't take part in vigilante actions against suspected online child predators," 26 Aug. 2019 The high dew points are partially traceable to Gulf of Mexico water temperatures running a couple degrees above average basin-wide. Matthew Cappucci,, "‘Ring of fire’ pattern brings dangerous heat, severe storms, flooding," 15 Aug. 2019 The idea that a person's dentition was as unique and traceable as a fingerprint was not generally accepted at the time, and is still not. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Man exonerated after 23 years in prison says detectives, dentists framed him with bogus bite-mark evidence," 24 June 2019 The hard truth is that Dominicans with any traceable Haitian heritage are being treated as second-class citizens—at best. Lyssa Hargrove, Essence, "Forget Tourism: The Dominican Republic Has Never Been Safe For Haitians," 21 June 2019 Information for Subscription Agents Complete back-volume orders will be shipped bulk by traceable carrier. The New York Review of Books, "Missing Issues Claims," 17 June 2019 But such a clearly traceable jewelry narrative—from Romanov to Fersman catalogue to current whereabouts— is virtually unheard of. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Inside the Enduring Mystery of What Happened to Russia's Imperial Jewelry," 1 Nov. 2018 Most refrigerants mix in an ultraviolet-sensitive dye, so while the refrigerant evaporates away, the oil/dye mixture leaks into the engine bay and leaves a traceable stain. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "Everything You Should Know About Fixing Your Car's A/C," 11 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of traceable

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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concealment of treason or felony

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