[ rep-er-uh-buh l or, often, ri-pair- ]
/ ˈrɛp ər ə bəl or, often, rɪˈpɛər- /


capable of being repaired or remedied.

Origin of reparable

From the Latin word reparābilis, dating back to 1560–70. See repair1, -able

Related forms

rep·a·ra·bly, adverbnon·rep·a·ra·ble, adjective

Can be confused

reparable repairable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for reparable


/ (ˈrɛpərəbəl, ˈrɛprə-) /


able to be repaired, recovered, or remedieda reparable loss

Derived Forms

reparability, nounreparably, adverb

Word Origin for reparable

C16: from Latin reparābilis, from reparāre to repair 1
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