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Definition of workable adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of a system, an idea, etc.) that can be used successfully and effectively synonym practical a workable plan I'm sure we can come to some workable arrangement.
  2. 2that you can shape, spread, dig, etc. Add more water until the dough is workable. Plant the shrubs when the soil is soft and workable.
  3. 3(of a mine, etc.) that can still be used and will make a profit
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