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operable

adjective op·er·a·ble \ˈä-p(ə-)rə-bəl\

: able to be used : capable of operating or of being operated

medical : able to be corrected or removed by surgery

Full Definition of OPERABLE

1
:  fit, possible, or desirable to use :  practicable
2
:  likely to result in a favorable outcome upon surgical treatment <an operable cancer>
op·er·a·bil·i·ty \ˌä-p(ə-)rə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
op·er·a·bly \ˈä-pə-rə-blē\ adverb

Examples of OPERABLE

  1. The radio is operable without the car running.
  2. <the historic wooden ship has been fully restored and is once again an operable seafaring vessel>

First Known Use of OPERABLE

1646

operable

adjective op·er·a·ble \ˈäp-(ə-)rə-bəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OPERABLE

1
:  fit, possible, or desirable to use
2
:  likely to result in a favorable outcome upon surgical treatment
op·er·a·bil·i·ty \ˌäp-(ə-)rə-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun, plural op·er·a·bil·i·ties

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