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-able

adjective suffix

: fit for or worthy of being

: likely to or capable of

: having a certain quality

Full Definition of -ABLE

1
:  capable of, fit for, or worthy of (being so acted upon or toward) —chiefly in adjectives derived from verbs <breakable> <collectible>
2
:  tending, given, or liable to <agreeable> <perishable>
-ably also -ibly adverb suffix

Variants of -ABLE

-able also -ible
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Origin of -ABLE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin -abilis, -ibilis, from -a-, -i-, verb stem vowels + -bilis capable or worthy of
-IBLY Defined for Kids

-able

adjective suffix \ə-bəl\

Definition of -ABLE for Kids

1
:  capable of, fit for, or worthy of being <lovable> <flexible>
2
:  tending or likely to <changeable>
-ably also -ibly \ə-blē\ adverb suffix <adorably>

Variants of -ABLE

-able also -ible \ə-bəl\

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