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survivable
American English: /sərˈvaɪvəbəl/
British English: /səˈvʌɪvəbl/

adjective

  • is nuclear war survivable?
    ¿se puede sobrevivir a una guerra nuclear?
    , they didn't believe the crash was survivable
    no pensaron que se pudiera salir con vida del accidente
    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.

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