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sur·viv·a·ble

 (sər-vī′və-bəl)
adj.
1. Capable of surviving: survivable organisms in a hostile environment.
2. Capable of being survived; not fatal: a survivable illness.

sur·viv′a·bil′i·ty n.

sur•viv•a•ble

(sərˈvaɪ və bəl)

adj.
1. able to be survived.
2. capable of surviving or withstanding attack.
[1950–55]
sur•viv`a•bil′i•ty, n.
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