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variant of -able (soluble); occurring first in words of Latin origin that came into English through French, later in words taken directly from Latin.

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of -ble

Middle English <Old French <Latin -bilem, accusative of -bilis (masculine and feminine) or <-bile (neuter) adj. suffix

Definition for -ble (2 of 2)

B.L.E.

abbreviation

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
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