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tamable

or tameable

[tey-muh-buh l] /ˈteɪ mə bəl/
adjective
1.
able to be tamed.
Origin of tamable
1545-1555
First recorded in 1545-55; tame + -able
Related forms
tamability, tamableness, noun
untamable, adjective
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  • Remember that, unlike the zebra, they are tamable in captivity, you'll be soaring with me yet.

    In Apple-Blossom Time

    Clara Louise Burnham
  • Some species of the rhinoceros, if not all, seem to be tamable.

  • Some of these baboons are as tamable and teachable as other monkeys, but they grow unruly and ferocious as they become old.

  • How is it, en passant, that some animals are naturally fearless and tamable, others not; and that even in the same family?

    At Last Charles Kingsley

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