pas·​si·​ble ˈpa-sə-bəl How to pronounce passible (audio)
: capable of feeling or suffering

Word History


Middle English, from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French passible, from Late Latin passibilis, from Latin passus, past participle of pati to suffer — more at patient

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of passible was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Passible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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