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[pas-uh-buh l]
  1. capable of feeling, especially suffering; susceptible of sensation or emotion; impressionable.
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Origin of passible

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English word from Medieval Latin word passibilis. See passion, -ible
Related formspas·si·bil·i·ty, nounnon·pas·si·ble, adjective
Can be confusedpassable passible
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  1. susceptible to emotion or suffering; able to feel
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Derived Formspassibility, noun

Word Origin

C14: from Medieval Latin passibilis, from Latin patī to suffer; see passion
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