[dih-fek-tuh-buh l]


liable to defect, decay, or failure.

Nearby words

  1. defeatist,
  2. defeature,
  3. defecate,
  4. defecation,
  5. defect,
  6. defection,
  7. defective,
  8. defective bacteriophage,
  9. defective virus,
  10. defective year

Origin of defectible

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

Related formsde·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