explicable

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adjective ex·pli·ca·ble \ek-ˈspli-kə-bəl, ˈek-(ˌ)spli-\

Definition of explicable

  1. :  capable of being explained

explicably

play \ek-ˈspli-kə-blē, ˈek-(ˌ)spli-\ adverb

Examples of explicable in a Sentence

  1. phenomena explicable by the laws of physics

  2. the mystery of those strange noises became quite explicable once we realized that a colony of bats had taken up residence

1545

First Known Use of explicable

1545


EXPLICABLE Defined for English Language Learners

explicable

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adjective

Definition of explicable for English Language Learners

  • : possible to explain



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