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viable (adj.)

1828, from French viable "capable of life" (1530s), from vie "life" (from Latin vita "life," from PIE root *gwei- "to live") + -able. Originally of newborn infants; generalized sense is first recorded 1848. Related: Viably.

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Definitions of viable from WordNet

viable (adj.)
capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are;
Synonyms: feasible / executable / practicable / workable
viable (adj.)
capable of life or normal growth and development;
viable seeds
a viable fetus
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