ageable

adjective

age·​a·​ble
ˈā-jə-bəl
chiefly Midland
1
: advanced in years : old
2
: suitable for being aged : able or likely to improve with age
The tastings demonstrated not only how ageable the wines are, but how much they can vary in style. Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator, 15 Oct. 2008
ageability
ˌā-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē
noun
The power and ageability of Travers' Cabernets may come from the thin soils in which the grapes are grown. Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, 31 Aug. 1990

Word History

Etymology

age entry 1 + -able

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ageable was in 1843

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“Ageable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ageable. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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