[sur-tuh-fahy-uh-buh l, sur-tuh-fahy-]
capable of being certified.
legally committable to a mental institution.
Sometimes Facetious. fit or ready for an insane asylum.
uncontrollable; insane: a certifiable desire.
Origin of certifiable
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capable of being certified
fit to be certified as insane
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That can or must be certified. Used of infectious, industrial, and other diseases that are required by law to be reported to health authorities.
Relating to or being a person showing disordered behavior of sufficient gravity to justify involuntary mental hospitalization.
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