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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.

Nearby words

-bashing, -biont, -biosis, -blast, -blastic, -ble, -bodied, -bound, -branch, -browed, -bulia

Origin of -ble

Middle English < Old French < Latin -bilem, accusative of -bilis (masculine and feminine) or < -bile (neuter) adj. suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019