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floatable Line breaks: float|able
Pronunciation: /ˈfləʊtəb(ə)l/

Definition of floatable in English:


1Capable of floating.
Example sentences
  • The story sounded like fun and I went to the British countryside to observe a test of the adventurer's customized floatable steed, which looked like a Zamboni mounted on barrels.
  • By success, I mean building a large, floatable enterprise.
  • He was pressed in cross-examination to suggest an explanation for the fact that no wreckage of the ship or its floatable contents were ever found.
1.1chiefly US (Of water) able to support floating objects; deep enough to float in.
Example sentences
  • So [it was] perhaps not quite swimmable, but certainly floatable on a raft.



Pronunciation: /fləʊtəˈbɪlɪti/

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