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[ ek-spyoo-nuh-buh l, -spuhg-nuh- ]
/ ɛkˈspyu nə bəl, -ˈspʌg nə- /


able to be overcome, conquered, defeated, etc.

Nearby words

expropriation, expt., exptl, exptl., expugn, expugnable, expulse, expulsion, expulsive, expulsive pain, expunction

Origin of expugnable

1560–70; < Latin expugnābilis, equivalent to expugnā(re) to take by storm (ex- ex-1 + pugnāre to fight) + -bilis -ble Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for expugnable

  • Expugnable, eks-pug′na-bl, or eks-pū′-, adj. (rare) capable of being stormed.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)|Various