adjective Date: circa 1846 capable of being split

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  • Cleavable — Cleav a*ble, a. Capable of cleaving or being divided. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cleavable — index divisible, divisive, separable, severable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cleavable — cleavability, n. /klee veuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being cleft or split. [1840 50; CLEAVE2 + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • cleavable — adjective Capable of being cleaved …   Wiktionary

  • cleavable — adj. can be split, can be cleft, can be divided …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cleavable — cleav·a·ble …   English syllables

  • cleavable — cleav•a•ble [[t]ˈkli və bəl[/t]] adj. capable of being split • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • cleavable — /ˈklivəbəl/ (say kleevuhbuhl) adjective that may be cleft or split …   Australian-English dictionary

  • cleavable — adjective capable of being cleaved • Similar to: ↑divisible …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cleavable detergent — Cleavable detergents, also known as cleavable surfactants, are special surfactants (detergents) that are used in biochemistry and especially in proteomics to enhance protein denaturation and solubility. The detergent is rendered inactive by… …   Wikipedia

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