recoverable re‧cov‧er‧a‧ble [rɪˈkʌvərəbl] adjective
1. FINANCE if something such as money is recoverable, you can get it back after it has been lost or spent:

• Some of the funds may be recoverable, or their loss may be covered by insurance.

2. LAW if damages or costs are recoverable, a court can order them to be paid to someone:

• In this case punitive damages are recoverable.

3. recoverable oil, gold etc can be taken from under the ground or sea:

• There might be as much as a billion barrels of recoverable oil in the field.

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recoverable UK US /rɪˈkʌvərəbl/ adjective
LAW, FINANCE relating to money that can be got back after it has been paid, spent, taken by someone, etc.: »

Removal expenses might be recoverable if you have to move to a different area in order to find work.

NATURAL RESOURCES used to describe the amount of oil, coal, etc. that can be taken from a particular place: »

Prudhoe holds 12 billion recoverable barrels.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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