eatable


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eat·a·ble

 (ē′tə-bəl)
adj.
Fit to be eaten; edible: an eatable meal.
n.
1. Something fit to be eaten.
2. eatables Food.

eatable

(ˈiːtəbəl)
adj
fit or suitable for eating; edible

eat•a•ble

(ˈi tə bəl)

adj.
1. edible.
n.
2. Usu., eatables. articles of food.
[1475–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eatable - any substance that can be used as foodeatable - any substance that can be used as food
food, nutrient - any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
tuck - eatables (especially sweets)
Adj.1.eatable - suitable for use as food
digestible - capable of being converted into assimilable condition in the alimentary canal
palatable, toothsome - acceptable to the taste or mind; "palatable food"; "a palatable solution to the problem"
tender - easy to cut or chew; "tender beef"

eatable

adjective
Fit to be eaten:
Translations
أطْعِمَه، مأْكولاتصالِح لِلأْكل
madvarerspiselig
ennivaló
æturmatvæli
yenebiliryiyecek

eatable

[ˈiːtəbl] ADJ (= fit to eat) → comible, pasable; (= edible) → comestible

eatable

[ˈiːtəbəl] adj (= palatable) → mangeable (= safe to eat) → comestible

eatable

eatable

[ˈiːtəbl] adj (fit to eat) → mangiabile; (safe to eat) → commestibile

eat

(iːt) past tense ate (et eit; (American) eit) : past participle ˈeaten verb
to (chew and) swallow; to take food. They are forbidden to eat meat; They ate up all the cakes; We must eat to live.
ˈeatable (negative uneatable) adjective
fit to be eaten. The meal was scarcely eatable.
noun
(in plural) food. Cover all eatables to keep mice away.
eat into
to destroy or waste gradually. Acid eats into metal; The school fees have eaten into our savings.
eat one's words
to admit humbly that one was mistaken in saying something. I'll make him eat his words!
References in classic literature ?
They have such an eatable look that the most self-denying stranger can hardly keep his hands off.
Breakfast-time came at last, and this morning the porridge was not burnt; the quality was eatable, the quantity small.
By that time I was very hungry, but after some searching I came upon some eatable herbs, and a spring of clear water, and much refreshed I set out to explore the island.
The first house we entered, after a little difficulty with the window, was a small semi-detached villa, and I found nothing eatable left in the place but some mouldy cheese.
It is an insipid fruit at the best; but a good apricot is eatable, which none from my garden are.
Oh, we won't do that, sir; we'll take all the good eatable parts of it, and, if you'll let me, I'll cut him up just as well as the chairman of the honorable corporation of butchers of the city of London could do.
Everything in Bunbury is eatable to ravenous human creatures like you.
The former porter mentioned each successive kind of eatable, as if he were musingly summing up his good actions.
In the meantime they're willin' to pick up anything eatable that comes handy.
My stomach used to quail within me, in those times, when the tureen was taken off and the inevitable gravy-soup smell renewed its daily acquaintance with my nostrils, and warned me of the persistent eatable formalities that were certain to follow.
Of the eatable part of the lunch some relics were yet left.
Sir Patrick entered on the question of the merits of the partridge, viewed as an eatable bird, "By himself, Arnold--plainly roasted, and tested on his own merits--an overrated bird.