(Latin: a suffix; expressing capacity, fitness to do that which can be handled or managed, suitable skills to accomplish something; capable of being done, something which can be finished, etc.)
A suffix that forms adjectives. The suffix -ible has related meanings; expressing ability, capacity, fitness; capable of, fit for, able to be done, can be done, inclined to, tending to, given to.
This list is only a small sample of the thousands of -able words that exist in English.
Porcelain enamel is a very strong and durable material to use for making expensive dishes, cups, decorations, etc.2. Staying strong and in good condition for a significant duration: Jerry was a durable athlete who has helped his football team win many games.
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The elderly man is still an educable person despite his age."
Sometimes hot weather is really not very endurable when the temperature goes up beyond 38°C.