procurable


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms.

pro·cure

 (prō-kyo͝or′, prə-)
v. pro·cured, pro·cur·ing, pro·cures
v.tr.
1. To get by special effort; obtain or acquire: managed to procure a pass.
2. To bring about; effect: procure a solution to a knotty problem.
3. To obtain (a sexual partner) for another.
v.intr.
To obtain sexual partners for others.

[Middle English procuren, from Old French procurer, to take care of, from Latin prōcūrāre : prō-, for; see pro-1 + cūrāre, to care for (from cūra, care; see cure).]

pro·cur′a·ble adj.
pro·cur′ance, pro·cure′ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.procurable - capable of being obtained; "savings of up to 50 percent are obtainable"
available - obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service; "kept a fire extinguisher available"; "much information is available through computers"; "available in many colors"; "the list of available candidates is unusually long"

procurable

adjective
Capable of being obtained or used:
Idioms: on hand, to be had.
Translations

procurable

[prəˈkjʊərəbl] ADJ (frm) → asequible
easily procurablemuy asequible

procurable

adjerhältlich, zu beschaffen pred
References in classic literature ?
First I thought of balloons; but, of course, I had to give that idea up, for balloons were not procurable.
A dream of their coming in with Dora; of the pew-opener arranging us, like a drill-sergeant, before the altar rails; of my wondering, even then, why pew-openers must always be the most disagreeable females procurable, and whether there is any religious dread of a disastrous infection of good-humour which renders it indispensable to set those vessels of vinegar upon the road to Heaven.
The former had imported a small army of carpenters and plasterers, plumbers and painters from a distant city, and what had been but a dilapidated shell when they reached it was now a cosy little two-story house filled with every modern convenience procurable in so short a time.
But against his taking this step, which he still felt to be a contemptible relinquishment of present work, a guilty turning aside from what was a real and might be a widening channel for worthy activity, to start again without any justified destination, there was this obstacle, that the purchaser, if procurable at all, might not be quickly forthcoming.