[ op-er-uh-buh l, op-ruh- ]
/ ˈɒp ər ə bəl, ˈɒp rə- /
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Origin of operable
1640–50; < Late Latin operābilis, equivalent to operā(rī) to work + -bilis -ble
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/ (ˈɒpərəbəl, ˈɒprə-) /
capable of being treated by a surgical operation
capable of being operated
capable of being put into practice
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[ ŏp′ər-ə-bəl, ŏp′rə- ]
Being treatable by surgical operation with a reasonable degree of safety and chance of success.
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