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.
; more biodegradable, most biodegradable
Relating to organic compounds that can be decomposed by natural processes: Environmentally friendly people are interested in using only biodegradable
detergents for washing their clothes or dishes which can then be broken down by biological agents, particularly by bacteria.
Most plastics, for example, are not biodegradable and will remain in the environment for ever!
, more biodestructable, most biodestructable
Capable of being decomposed into harmless elements without danger to the environment.
, more capable, most capable
A reference to someone who is able to achieve something; skilled, competent;: Jesse was capable of lifting 500 pounds with no sweat.
Having the ability required for a specific task or accomplishment: Blake and Rudy were sure that Tamara was capable of winning the tennis match.
Deserving of blame or censure as being wrong, evil, improper, or injurious: Neal is more culpable than the others of doing the right thing because he's had more experience than they have had.
The police investigator seemed to be very capable when he brought the charges against the two men stating that they were both culpable for stealing the car.
, more certifiable, most certifiable
1. Capable of being authentic, valid, or qualified.
2. Legally, or medically, declared to be affected by a psychiatric disorder.
3. Legally committable to a mental institution.
, more charitable, moar charitable
1. A reference to someone who is mild or tolerant in judging others.
2. Showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity.
3. Characteristic of expressing love and generosity for others.
5. Conveying a generosity in donations or gifts to relieve the needs of indigent, ill, or helpless people and animals.
, more cherishable, most cherishable
Something, or someone, having the characteristics for which there are feelings or the attractions of someone's affections and love.
, more circumnavigable, most circumnavigable
1. Relating to the ability to sail or to fly around.
2. Pertaining to the capability of making the circuit of by navigation: The earth is a circumnavigable place if one has the right aircraft.
3. The possibility of going or maneuvering around: Ted had to find a circumnavigable way to get through the heavy downtown traffic.
, more citable, most citable
1. That which can be called upon officially or authoritatively to appear; such as, before a court: Al was more citable as a witness regarding the robbery at the bank because he was the clerk who was forced to give the thief the money.
2. The ability to quote by way of example, authority, or proof: Sherry was referred to as a citable authority by several noteworthy writers.
3. Capable of bringing forward or calling to the attention of others; especially, as an example, proof, or precedent: The coaches found the weather to be a citable reason for canceling the baseball game.
Descriptive of that which can be owned or possessed: The claimable rights to the words being used by the singer were challenged by a poet who had written them years before in her book.
closable, closeable (KLOZ uh buhl) (adjective)
That which can be to blocked against entry or passage: "The closable windows that were powered with electrical devices were easier to utilize than those that required pulling up or pushing down with the hands."