[ uh-dap-tuh-buhl ]
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  1. capable of being adapted.

  2. able to adjust oneself readily to different conditions: an adaptable person.

Origin of adaptable

First recorded in 1790–1800; adapt + -able

Other words from adaptable

  • a·dapt·a·bil·i·ty [uh-dap-tuh-bil-i-tee], /əˌdæp təˈbɪl ɪ ti/, a·dapt·a·ble·ness, noun
  • non·a·dapt·a·ble, adjective
  • re·a·dapt·a·ble, adjective
  • su·per·a·dapt·a·ble, adjective
  • su·per·a·dapt·a·bly, adverb
  • un·a·dapt·a·ble, adjective

Words Nearby adaptable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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