age·​a·​ble | \ ˈā-jə-bəl \

Definition of ageable

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

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Other Words from ageable

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

First Known Use of ageable

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ageable

age entry 1 + -able

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“Ageable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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