[rep-er-uh-buh l or, often, ri-pair-]
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Origin of reparable

From the Latin word reparābilis, dating back to 1560–70. See repair1, -able
Related formsrep·a·ra·bly, adverbnon·rep·a·ra·ble, adjective
Can be confusedreparable repairable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  1. able to be repaired, recovered, or remedieda reparable loss
Derived Formsreparability, nounreparably, adverb

Word Origin for reparable

C16: from Latin reparābilis, from reparāre to repair 1
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Word Origin and History for reparable

1560s, from Middle French reparable (16c.), from Latin reparabilis "able to be restored or regained," from reparare "restore" (see repair (v.1)).

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