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English definition of “operable”

operable

adjective uk   /ˈɒp.ər.ə.bl̩/ us    /ˈɑː.pɚ.ə-/

operable adjective (WORKING)

able to be used: There will be a delay before the modified machines are operable.FunctioningPerforming a function

operable adjective (MEDICINE)

able to be treated by an operation: In about half of diagnosed cases, the condition is operable.
Opposite
Surgery
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