Definition of repairable in English:

repairable

Line breaks: re¦pair|able
Pronunciation: /rɪˈpɛːrəb(ə)l
 
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adjective

1(Of something damaged or faulty) able to be restored to a good condition: a damaged car chassis is usually not repairable
More example sentences
  • Laptops exposed to small amounts of spilled liquid are repairable in some cases.
  • They first thought that the bike was repairable, or so it looked, but the garage said apparently the computerized measurements revealed the forks were bent and they had to replace both of them.
  • No one was injured and it is thought the aircraft is repairable.
1.1(Of an unwelcome situation) able to be put right: the bad characters in the novels are mostly forgivable and the harm they do usually repairable
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  • There were times he'd look at her with genuine tenderness and regret, a look that made her heart leap with hope that things might be repairable after all.
  • These are not the relatively isolated and repairable environmental problems of the past.
  • Gary asked him if the relationship was repairable.

Derivatives

repairability

noun
More example sentences
  • iFixit has released a list which ranks tablets according to their repairability.
  • Considering that these devices and all their ilk are tossed as soon as the next shiny thing comes along, what incentive is there to engineer with repairability in mind?
  • There is a lot that manufacturers need to do in order to improve the repairability of their products.

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