verb (used with object)
- contagious granular conjunctivitis,
- contagious magic,
- contagious stomatitis,
- container car,
- container garden,
- container ship
Origin of contain
Examples from the Web for containable
The Ebola epidemic is containable, but it has not been contained.
- to be a multiple of, leaving no remainder6 contains 2 and 3
- to have as a subset
Word Origin for contain
late 13c., from Old French contein-, stem of contenir, from Latin continere (transitive) "to hold together, enclose," from com- "together" (see com-) + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Related: Containable.