[ kuh m-pen-suh-buh l ]
/ kəmˈpɛn sə bəl /


eligible for or subject to compensation, especially for a bodily injury.


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Origin of compensable

First recorded in 1655–65; compens(ate) + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM compensable

com·pen·sa·bil·i·ty, nounnon·com·pen·sa·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for non-compensable

/ (kəmˈpɛnsəbəl) /


mainly US entitled to compensation or capable of being compensated
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