variant of -able (soluble); occurring first in words of Latin origin that came into English through French, later in words taken directly from Latin.
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What does “vacillate” mean?
Origin of -ble
Middle English <Old French <Latin -bilem, accusative of -bilis (masculine and feminine) or <-bile (neuter) adj. suffix
Definition for -ble (2 of 2)
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
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