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Line breaks: super|able
Pronunciation: /ˈsuːp(ə)rəb(ə)l
, ˈsjuː-/

Definition of superable in English:


Able to be overcome.
Example sentences
  • Even those few translators, he adds, who recognized possible impediments to the securing of meaning, considered them ‘quite superable’.
  • He then went on to say that these difficulties were superable.


early 17th century: from Latin superabilis, from superare 'overcome'.

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