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supportable

adjective uk   /səˈpɔː.tə.bl̩/ us    /-ˈpɔːr.t̬ə-/ formal

supportable adjective (TRUE)

A supportable argument, statement, etc. can be shown to be true using evidence.

supportable adjective (ABLE TO CONTINUE)

If something bad is supportable, you are able to accept it or continue despite it: He looked for something to make his wait more supportable. used to describe an activity that can continue without problems: Their economy has shrunk by a barely supportable 15–20 percent.
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