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English definition of “-able”


suffix (WORTH BEING)    /-ə.bl̩/ (also ible)
added to verbs to form adjectives that mean worth receiving the action of the stated verb: an admirable person an acceptable answerSuitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good
(Definition of -able suffix (WORTH BEING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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