-able

(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.

retainable
retraceable
revealable
reviewable
1. Capable of looking over, studying, or examining again.
2. That which can be examined for criticism or correction.
3. The ability to write or to give a critical report about a new work or performance, etc.
4. In law, an action or determination which can be judicially re-examined for possible errors; especially, in a higher court.
revivable
1. Able to restore to consciousness or to life.
2. Capable of restoring from a depressed, inactive, or unused state; to bring back normalcy.
3 . The ability to renew in the mind or the memory.
revocable (adjective), more revocable, most revocable
A reference to that which can be declared null and void or no longer allowed to take place: The Smith’s plans to go to Spain on vacation was considered to be revocable depending on whether their daughter Jane recovered soon enough from her illness.
salifiable
Capable of combining with an acid to form a salt.
sanctifiable
1. Capable of being sanctified or to make holy; to set apart as sacred; to consecrate. 2. That which can be purified or freed from sin.
saponify, saponifiable
To be converted into soap or to convert a fat into soap, especially by reaction with an alkali.
scrutable (adjective), more scrutable, most scrutable
A reference to being able to carefully inspect and to grasp: The scrutable statements of the politician, Mr. Hillman, were usually clearly presented and verifiable.
seasonable (adjective), more seasonable, most seasonable
1. A reference to being suitable for a period of time: In the Northern Hemisphere, hot weather is seasonable in July.
2. Relating to something that comes at the right or proper time: The government of the flooded area brought seasonable aid to the victims who suffered from the damaging of the excessive water.
3. Etymology: from Latin satio, "act of sowing", a derivative of satus, from serere, "to sow, to plant."
seasonable, seasonal
seasonable (SEE zuh nuh buhl) (adjective)
Happening in good time; appropriate for the circumstances; opportune: We had a seasonable frost this morning which made the grass white.

We had a seasonable discussion about what to do about our friend's upcoming birthday.

seasonal (SEE zuh nuhl) (adjective)
Occurring or varying depending on timing or circumstances: Picking cherries on the farm is a seasonal activity.

We had a seasonal snowstorm on the first of December.

Since we are expecting seasonal weather for the weekend, we are planning a seasonable outdoors activity to celebrate the end of the school year.

semifriable
That which is partially broken into small fragments or reduced to powder; such as, stones, sediment, etc.
semipermeable
sequestrable (adjective), more sequestrable, most sequestrable
A reference to that which is requisitioned or confiscated by a legal process: Jaden's cousin had sequestrable property that has been legally taken away from him until the claims of his creditors have been satisfied.