Definition of viable
- a viable skin graft
- viable offspring
- a 26-week old viable fetus
- viable seeds
- viable eggs
- viable alternatives
- The colony is now a viable state.
- a viable candidate
- a viable enterprise
a viable solution to the problem
He could not suggest a viable alternative.
Is she a viable candidate?
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: capable of being done or used
: capable of succeeding
: capable of living or of developing into a living thing
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