-ible


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

Words nearby -ible

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British Dictionary definitions for -ible

-ible

suffix forming adjectives

a variant of -able

Derived forms of -ible

-ibly, suffix forming adverbs-ibility, suffix forming nouns
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