(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.

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 (adjective), more salifiable, most salifiable
Capable of being turned into salt: Ammonia is salifiable when used as a base and, when combined with an acid, forms sodium chloride.
sanctifiable (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Capable of being made holy; subject to being set apart as sacred; able to be consecrated: As the church was repaired the beginning of the 18th century, it was sanctifiable again later on in 1728.
2. Deserving to be purified or freed from sin: When they went to church they felt that their wrongdoings were sancitifiable after praying and talking to the priest.
saponifiable (adjective), more saponifiable, most saponifiable
Suitable of being converted into soap: When combined with an alkaline, the salts from a vegetable or animal fat are saponifiable and can be changed into a cleansing agent.
scrutable (adjective), more scrutable, most scrutable
Inclined to being able to inspect carefully 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 during the year: 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)
Concerning something 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)
Pertaining to an action or undertaking 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 (adjective), more semifriable, most semifriable
Able to be partially broken into small fragments or reduced to powder: The dry soil was semifriable and was good to spread around the plants for winter protection.
semipermeable (adjective), more semipermeable, most semipermeable
Partially or selectively penetrable: Such materials as membranes are semipermeable in that they allow certain liquids or gases to pass through, but not other substances.
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.
serviceable (adjective), more serviceable, most serviceable
1. Able to be maintained easily: The washing machine was serviceable in that it could be cleaned and decalcified easily!
2. Possible of being repaired and not discarded: If ever Sandy's watch doesn't show the correct time, she shouldn't throw it way because it certainly is serviceable and probably only needs a new battery!
3. Suitable for use; usable; helpful: The coffee machine Jane had was not new or modern, but totally serviceable and practical.
4. Disposed to be worn well; durable: The jacket Susan has on for gardening is made of very strong fabric, is very serviceable with many pockets, and will last a very long time!
sociable (adjective), more sociable, most sociable
1. Inclined to seek out the company of other people: Stella was a very sociable person who loved to invite people for dinner at least once a week!
2. Disposed to be friendly and pleasant: The little village seemed to be a sociable place where all the people seemed to be very neighbourly and warmhearted with each other.
3. Open for individuals to mix in an informal way: The get-together was always a very sociable and relaxed occasion where the old friends met in a causal and easygoing manner.
4. Worthy of promoting communal activity; inclined to or conducive to companionship with others: In her condo building, Carol is interested in inviting people to experience getting together for evenings of sociable enjoyment, whether it is watching a movie or playing games!
solidifiable (adjective), more solidifiable, most solidifiable
1. Able to be hardened or set: Water is solidifiable and freezes when it is put into the freezer!
2. Inclined to become firmer and improbable to change: Jane thought that her relationship with Jim would become firmer and solidifiable if only they didn't live so far away from each other!
solvable (adjective) (not comparable)
Susceptible of being explained or clarified: Nancy wondered if the mystery of the missing ring was solvable or not!
sperable (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Within the range of hope: Bill wondered if his ideas for the summer vacation were sperable and realistic.
2. Properly hoped for: Dr. Hathaway gave Mrs. Smith sperable news which afforded grounds of optimism regarding her husband's recovery from the operation.