[ap-ri-hen-suh-buh l]
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Origin of apprehensible

1625–35; < Late Latin apprehēnsibilis < Latin apprehēns(us) grasped (past participle of apprehendere), equivalent to apprehend- (see apprehend) + -t(us) past participle suffix + -ibilis -ible
Related formsap·pre·hen·si·bil·i·ty, nounap·pre·hen·si·bly, adverbnon·ap·pre·hen·si·bil·i·ty, nounnon·ap·pre·hen·si·ble, adjectiveun·ap·pre·hen·si·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. capable of being comprehended or grasped mentally
Derived Formsapprehensibility, nounapprehensibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for apprehensible

late 15c., from Latin apprehensibilis "that can be seized," from apprehens-, past participle stem of apprehendere (see apprehend).

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