adjective see hatch II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hatchable — adjective able, or liable, to hatch …   Wiktionary

  • hatchable — adj. may be hatched, may be brought forth from an egg …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hatchable — hatch·able …   English syllables

  • hatchable — ˈhachəbəl adjective Etymology: hatch (III) + able of an egg : capable of being hatched …   Useful english dictionary

  • hatchability — ˌhachəˈbiləd.ē noun 1. : the quality or state of being hatchable low hatchability generally means low vitality in the chicks that do hatch Reliable Poultry Journal 2. : the ability to produce hatchable eggs turkey hens which become broody during… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hatch — I. noun Etymology: Middle English hache, from Old English hæc; akin to Middle Dutch hecke trapdoor Date: before 12th century 1. a small door or opening (as in an airplane or spaceship) < an escape hatch > 2. a. an opening in the deck of a ship or …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hatch — hatch1 hatchable, adj. hatchability, n. hatcher, n. /hach/, v.t. 1. to bring forth (young) from the egg. 2. to cause young to emerge from (the egg) as by brooding or incubating. 3. to bring forth or produce; devise; create …   Universalium

  • hatchability — noun a) The state of being likely to hatch; a measure of that ability b) The state of being able to produce hatchable eggs; a measure of that ability …   Wiktionary

  • unhatchable — adjective Not hatchable …   Wiktionary

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