- capable of feeling, especially suffering; susceptible of sensation or emotion; impressionable.
Origin of passible
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Qualities, because they change, matter must be passible, iii.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4
Passible, "obedient and passible" (M33,a), able to feel or suffer.
He has opened the way and made it passible, and now invites all to come and find pardon; and sets the time when they should come.Memoirs of Mrs. Rebecca Steward
T. G. Steward
Passible, pas′i-bl, adj. susceptible of suffering, or of impressions from external agents.
The disciples of Thales and Pythagoras grant that all bodies are passible and divisible into infinity.Essays and Miscellanies
- susceptible to emotion or suffering; able to feel
C14: from Medieval Latin passibilis, from Latin patī to suffer; see passion
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