Definition of survivable in English:

survivable

Syllabification: sur·viv·a·ble
Pronunciation: /sərˈvīvəbəl
 
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adjective

(Of an accident or ordeal) able to be survived; not fatal: air crashes are becoming more survivable
More example sentences
  • The NTSB determined the accident was not survivable because of high impact forces, and autopsies confirmed all deaths were the result of blunt-force trauma.
  • Many believe that all aviation accidents are not survivable.
  • The former would be a survivable disaster for the human race.

Derivatives

survivability

noun
More example sentences
  • They also said the wolves' genetics, which dictate their long-term survivability, were not well understood.
  • Despite such confidence, energy expert Professor Ian Fells worries about Anaconda's survivability at sea.
  • To ensure survivability, we must implement improvements in self-protection for all our combat air forces.

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