expugnable

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

adjective

able to be overcome, conquered, defeated, etc.

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Origin of expugnable

1560–70; < Latin expugnābilis, equivalent to expugnā(re) to take by storm (ex- ex-1 + pugnāre to fight) + -bilis -ble
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