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.
, more medicable, most medicable
A reference to that which can be healed: A medicable treatment has a reasonable expectation of being cured.
1. To make better; to improve.
2. To grow better.
, more merchandisable, most merchandisable
Concerning an article which can be used or transferred as a consumer durable: Such items, as hardware and dry goods, are considered to be merchandisable, because they are available to be purchased in stores, shops, and on the internet.
, more merchantable, most merchantable
Descriptive of a commodity which is appropriate for selling at a standard or normal price: The clothes Mary made were of merchantable quality, possessing enough superiority and refinement to be purchased by customers at the boutique in town.
Deserving a reward or praise.
, more miserable, most miserable
1. Characterized by a deplorable state of distress or misfortune.
2. Contemptibly small in amount.
3. Deserving or inciting pity: "We have too many miserable victims of the Iraq war."
4. Of very poor quality or condition.
5. Causing or accompanied by discomfort, unpleasantness, or unhappiness.
6. Inadequate, often insultingly or embarrassingly inadequate, in quantity or quality.
, more mitigable, most mitigable
Relating to anything which can be alleviated or made less serious or painful .
Capable of being combined, mingled, or blended.
mobile, mobile, movable
(MOH buhl, MOH beel", MOH bighl") (noun
An artistic creation assembled and hung from a ceiling to balance and move in the wind: The mobile of paper birds moved gently in the breeze outside on the veranda.
(MOH buhl, MOH beel", MOH bighl") (adjective
1. Characteristic of the mixture of social groups or people: James and Jane were an upwardly mobile couple and soon moved to a new neighborhood.
2. Changeable, versatile: Kevin's mobile facial features were an asset for his acting career.
3. Descriptive of something which is capable of being moved: Shelby had a mobile telephone in her purse which she used often.
Pertaining to something which is not fixed, not permanent, and able to be transferred to a different location: During Lucinda's summer vacations, she lived in a movable home which was located on the shores of a nearby lake.
The local artist was commissioned to create a large mobile to hang in the central hall of the bank. This mobile was made of lightweight materials which made it easily movable from the studio for installation.
1. The ability to hollow a form or matrix for shaping a fluid or plastic substance.
2. Being capable of framing or modeling around or on something that is formed or shaped.
3. Anything that can be made in or shaped on a mold.
A word of one syllable; such as "good, yes, and no".
That which is susceptible, or capable, of being mortgaged.