-able


-able
-able [əbəl] suffix also -ible [in adjectives]
[: Old French; Origin: Latin -abilis, from -bilis 'capable or worthy of']
1.) that you can do something to
washable (=it can be washed)
unbreakable (=it cannot be broken)
loveable (=easy to love)
2.) having a particular quality or condition
knowledgeable (=knowing a lot)
comfortable
>-ably [əbli] -ibly
suffix [in adverbs]
unbelievably

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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