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-ible

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  1. variant of -able, occurring in words borrowed from Latin (credible; horrible; visible), or modeled on the Latin type (reducible).
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Origin of -ible

< Latin -ibil(is) or -ībil(is), equivalent to -i- or -ī- thematic vowel + -bilis -ble
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British Dictionary definitions for -ible

-ible

suffix forming adjectives
  1. a variant of -able
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Derived Forms-ibly, suffix forming adverbs-ibility, suffix forming nouns
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Word Origin and History for -ible

suffix forming adjectives from verbs, borrowed in Middle English from Old French -ible and directly from Latin -ibilis; see -able.

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