(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.
2. The possibility of putting something into practice; practicable: an operable plan.
3. Treatable by surgical operation with a reasonable degree of safety and chance of success; an operable cancer.
Plastic bags which are oxo-biodegradable retain all of the advantages of normal plastic bags; however, they provide effective solutions to the compost and landfill industries with minimal disruption of consumer behavioral patterns.
2. Capable of being reduced to a submissive state.
2. Having the characteristics of being acceptable to the mouth.
Palatable, appetizing, tasty, savory all refer to tastes or aromas pleasing to the palate and in some cases to the olfactory nerves.
Palatable has the least positive connotation of these terms, often referring to food that is merely acceptable and not especially good: a palatable, if undistinguished, main course; a barely palatable mixture of overcooked vegetables.3. That which is acceptable or agreeable to the mind, sensibilities, or feelings: "He had some palatable ideas for our consideration and she had a palatable solution to the problem."
2. In medicine, descriptive of something which can be felt with the fingers or hands: The palpable lump that was causing Herb's pain was diagnosed with the therapist's examination by using her medically trained hands.
3. Etymology: from Late Latin palpabilis, "that which may be touched or felt", from Latin palpare, "to touch gently, to stroke".