[ dih-duhk-tuh-buhl ]
See synonyms for deductible on
  1. capable of being deducted.

  2. allowable as a tax deduction: Charitable contributions are deductible expenses.

  1. the amount for which the insured is liable on each loss, injury, etc., before an insurance company will make payment: The deductible on our medical coverage has been raised from $50 to $100 per illness.

Origin of deductible

First recorded in 1855–60; deduct + -ible

Other words from deductible

  • de·duct·i·bil·i·ty, noun
  • non·de·duct·i·bil·i·ty, noun
  • non·de·duct·i·ble, adjective, noun
  • un·de·duct·i·ble, adjective

Words that may be confused with deductible

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

How to use deductible in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for deductible


/ (dɪˈdʌktɪbəl) /

  1. capable of being deducted

  2. US and Canadian short for tax-deductible

  1. insurance, US and Canadian a specified contribution towards the cost of a claim, stipulated on certain insurance policies as being payable by the policyholder: Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): excess

Derived forms of deductible

  • deductibility, noun

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012