[rep-er-uh-buh l or, often, ri-pair-]
- capable of being repaired or remedied.
Origin of reparable
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Examples from the Web for reparable
But how will they determine what is reparable and what must be destroyed?How Will the Tri-State Area Rebuild After Sandy?
November 19, 2012
The thing is done: it is reparable, but only through your suffering.Two Sides of the Face
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
But the evil of this is short-lived, moderate, and reparable.
If our ills are reparable, to complain is ungrateful; if irremediable, 'tis vain.William Shakespeare as he lived.
But he had to do with a reparable affair; my men were irreparably hanged.The Essays of Montaigne, Complete
Michel de Montaigne
Even the Spanish war, with its sequel of imperialism, was but a slight and reparable breach in this tradition.Morals of Economic Internationalism
John A. Hobson
- able to be repaired, recovered, or remedieda reparable loss
C16: from Latin reparābilis, from reparāre to repair 1
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Word Origin and History for reparable
1560s, from Middle French reparable (16c.), from Latin reparabilis "able to be restored or regained," from reparare "restore" (see repair (v.1)).
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