rep·​a·​ra·​ble | \ ˈre-p(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce reparable (audio) \

Definition of reparable

: capable of being repaired

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Examples of reparable in a Sentence

The situation is serious but reparable. whether the harm your lying has done to our friendship is reparable or irreparable depends a lot on you
Recent Examples on the Web The building suffered reparable damage, but renovation efforts have been thwarted, according to owner James Touhuni. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, "A year after Magna earthquake, here’s what Utahns are doing — or should be — to prepare for the big one," 14 Mar. 2021 Cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness in the world, but are often reparable with a very low-cost surgery that inserts a new lens. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Science Finally Explains This Classic Optical Illusion," 18 June 2020 The city's official position was that the soldier was not reparable. The Washington Post,, "A police car damaged an Alabama Confederate monument and reopened a town's painful wounds," 20 July 2017 The escalation of tensions between Qatar and key Gulf states is neither new nor completely reparable. Aaron David Miller And Jason M. Brodsky, CNN, "The Middle East: A witches' brew of trouble," 7 June 2017

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First Known Use of reparable

1549, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reparable was in 1549

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28 Mar 2021

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“Reparable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of reparable

formal : capable of being repaired

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