(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. Incapable of being sensed, realized, or understood; unthinkable.
2. Relating to something that is not possible to use as it was previously: The glass bottles in the refuse or junk area are unreclaimable materials because they are broken into little pieces and mixed with too many other disposable pieces of trash.
2. Not worthy of reliance or trust.
3. Dangerously unstable and unpredictable.
4. Not to be trusted.
5. Liable to be erroneous or misleading.
2. Not favoring or encouraging social interaction.
2. Incapable of being inhabited: The apartments next door to Tom were quite untenable because they lacked the necessary requirements of water and electricity.
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1. Incapable of being violated; incorruptible; unassailable.
Please make yourself useful. You can wash the kitchen utensils which are very usable even though they are old.