-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.

vocable (adjective), more vocable, most vocable
Descriptive of a word which can be pronounced or spoken: A vocable term that is uttered with pronounceable sounds rather than for its meaning.
voidable (adjective), more voidable, most voidable
1. That which can be annulled or invalidated: "James was surprised that the contracts were voidable."
2. In law, capable of being made or adjudged to be no longer legally binding.
vulnerable (adjective), more vulnerable, most vulnerable
1. A reference to being open to physical or emotional harm; easily hurt, easily wounded: Jackie was quite vulnerable and broke out in tears when friends would mention her late husband who died just a few weeks before.
2. Relating to being unable to resist illness, debility, or physical failure because of physical or psychological weakness: There are some vulnerable people to influenza because they have not been inoculated for the disease.
3. Open to censure or criticism; assailable: Hank's sister has always been vulnerable to criticism.
4. When it is possible that the military can be exposed to an attack or possible damage: While he was in the army, even though James and his fellow soldiers were in a vulnerable situation, they were able to survive an attack by enemy forces.
5. Etymology: from Late Latin vulnerabilis, "wounding"; from Latin vulnerare, "to wound"; from vulnus, vulneris, "wound".
Able to be hurt or wounded.
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Capable of being injured.
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