- to consider or examine by argument, comment, etc.; talk over or write about, especially to explore solutions; debate: to discuss the proposed law on taxes.
- Civil Law.
- to collect a debt from (the person primarily liable) before proceeding against the person secondarily liable.
- to execute against the movable property of (a debtor) before proceeding against the debtor's immovable property, as land.
- Rare. to consume (food or drink) enthusiastically.
- Obsolete. to make known; reveal.
Origin of discuss
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Examples from the Web for discussable
You speak of it as a discussable thing—it's the cream of your letter.The Letters of Henry James, Vol. II
But the decisive and discussable form of this is well summed up in that phrase about the health adviser of society.Eugenics and Other Evils
G. K. Chesterton
She also affirmed that the limitation of armaments desired by President Wilson was "discussable."
She declined to treat any question of Milly's own "paying" power as discussable; that Milly would pay a hundred per cent.The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2
- to have a conversation about; consider by talking over; debate
- to treat (a subject) in speech or writingthe first three volumes discuss basic principles
- facetious, rare to eat or drink with enthusiasm
Word Origin and History for discussable
mid-14c., "to examine, investigate," from Latin discuss-, past participle stem of discutere "to dash to pieces, agitate," in Late Latin and Vulgar Latin also "to discuss, investigate" (see discussion). Meaning "examine by argument, debate" is from mid-15c. Related: Discussed; discussing.