Definitions

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  • adj. Able to be harnessed.
  • adj. Especially, can be used to generate power.

Etymologies

harness +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Not every phenomenon of course is harnessable for use, but when a family of phenomena is uncovered, a train of technologies follows.

    The Nature of Technology

  • We have enough harnessable wind energy in North Dakota, Kansas and Texas combined to supply all the electrical needs of our country, even if every American were driving an electric car.

    CNN Transcript Jun 30, 2008

  • Space sci­ence as a way to har­ness the capa­bil­i­ties of oth­er­wise un-harnessable geniuses … interesting.

    The People’s Budget « Snarkmarket

  • Even if just .1% of that experience is harnessable to the benefit of the company that's still 6,000 man-hours a week. 20% of your dev time that could be useful.

    We Need Community Managers

  • The American Midwest is the Saudi Arabia of wind; indeed, North Dakota, Kansas, and Texas alone produce enough harnessable wind to meet all of the nation’s electricity demand.

    The Next President's First Task

  • "idea of shame as a meaningful and, more to the point, harnessable tool of justice" completely smacks of the pettiness, the micromanaging poverty of ambition that this government has towards towards law and order.

    The Daily (Maybe)

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