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passible

[ pas-uh-buhl ]

adjective

  1. capable of feeling, especially suffering; susceptible of sensation or emotion; impressionable.


passible

/ ˈpæsɪbəl /

adjective

  1. susceptible to emotion or suffering; able to feel


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Derived Forms

  • ˌpassiˈbility, noun

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Other Words From

  • passi·bili·ty noun
  • non·passi·ble adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of passible1

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English word from Medieval Latin word passibilis. See passion, -ible

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Word History and Origins

Origin of passible1

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

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Example Sentences

Passible, pas′i-bl, adj. susceptible of suffering, or of impressions from external agents.

Sense organs, sense better without medium however passible, iv.

Qualities, because they change, matter must be passible, iii.

Passible, "obedient and passible" (M33,a), able to feel or suffer.

The disciples of Thales and Pythagoras grant that all bodies are passible and divisible into infinity.

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