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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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navigablenav‧i‧ga‧ble /ˈnævəɡəbəl/ adjective  TTWa river, lake etc that is navigable is deep and wide enough for ships to travel onnavigability /ˌnævəɡəˈbɪləti/ noun [uncountable]
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navigableThey're dredging the harbor to keep it navigable.She marked the meridians, numbered the latitudes and longitudes, and added a curlicue of compass points to make it navigable.It is very well annotated, easily navigable and there is an admirable list of abbreviations.Two passages through the reef, both navigable for vessels up to 5,000 tons.Mission Valley was a navigable inlet.The overall length of the aqueduct is 94 metres and provides a navigable waterway 4 metres wide and 1.5 metres deep.The Chattahoochee was too shallow to keep barges afloat in the navigable waterway south of Atlanta.There has been a navigable waterway to Exeter, in fact, since the sixteenth century.Since good navigable waterways run from Houston to Pittsburgh, they decided to ship the fabricated steel in barges.
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