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-able

Syllabification: -able
Pronunciation: /əb(ə)l
 
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Definition of -able in English:

suffix

5Having the quality to: suitable comfortable

Origin

from French -able or Latin -abilis, adjectival endings; originally found in words only from these forms but later used to form adjectives directly from English verbs ending in -ate, e.g., educable from educate. The unrelated able has probably influenced terms such as bearable, salable.

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