[ dih-fek-tuh-buh l ]
/ dɪˈfɛk tə bəl /


liable to defect, decay, or failure.

Origin of defectible

First recorded in 1615–25; in-3 + -ible + -ible

Related forms

de·fect·i·bil·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for defectible

  • No man can subscribe to any one translation of the Bible, that it is not faulty, being the work of defectible man.

    A Christian Directory|Baxter Richard