passible

adjective
pas·​si·​ble | \ ˈpa-sə-bəl How to pronounce passible (audio) \

Definition of passible

: capable of feeling or suffering

First Known Use of passible

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for passible

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

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“Passible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/passible. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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