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reparable

[ rep-er-uh-buhl or, often, ri-pair- ]
/ ˈrɛp ər ə bəl or, often, rɪˈpɛər- /
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adjective
capable of being repaired or remedied.
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Origin of reparable

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

OTHER WORDS FROM reparable

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH reparable

reparable , repairable
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British Dictionary definitions for reparable

reparable
/ (ˈrɛpərəbəl, ˈrɛprə-) /

adjective
able to be repaired, recovered, or remedieda reparable loss

Derived forms of reparable

reparability, nounreparably, adverb

Word Origin for reparable

C16: from Latin reparābilis, from reparāre to repair 1
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