Definition of adoptable in US English:

adoptable

adjective

  • See adopt

    • ‘I do, however, note that the evidence is that the child is adoptable and that there would be no difficulty in finding appropriate adoptive parents.’
    • ‘Under this general law, for instance, one way babies become adoptable is by the consent of their biological parents.’
    • ‘Anderson said the dog was a stray, and was not adoptable because of its aggressiveness.’
    • ‘The methods and institutions and ethos of science that arose in the West at the time of the ‘scientific revolution’ proved to be the most exportable and universally adoptable products of civilisation.’
    • ‘Other safeguards are emerging to keep adoptable pets out of harm's way.’

Pronunciation

adoptable

/əˈdäptəb(ə)l//əˈdɑptəb(ə)l/