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
suffix forming adjectives
a variant of -able
Derived Forms-ibly, suffix forming adverbs-ibility, suffix forming nouns
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