Arable (adjective, noun)
1. capable of producing crops; suitable for farming; suited to the plow and for tillage: arable land; arable soil.
2. land that can be or is cultivated.
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WORDS RELATED TO ARABLE
cultivable, plowable, tillable
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Origin: 1375–1425; < Latin arabilis, equivalent to ara ( re ) to plow + -bilis -ble; replacing late Middle English erable, equivalent to er ( en ) to plow ( Old English erian ) + -able -able
HOW TO USE ARABLE IN A SENTENCE
We wanted to look for a more sustainable way of farming with the growing city population, and less arable land.
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I wanted to find a more efficient way to use land and resources so that we could let more arable areas remain wild, or to remain lower production but allow for greater biodiversity.
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This was matched by an increasing ability to redirect water supplies and tap into aquifers, helping turn some arid regions into fertile arable land.
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From there it enters arable land, gobbling roads, crops, animals, and houses.
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