[ rep-er-uh-buhl or, often, ri-pair- ]
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  1. capable of being repaired or remedied.

Origin of reparable

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

Other words from reparable

  • rep·a·ra·bly, adverb
  • non·rep·a·ra·ble, adjective

Words that may be confused with reparable

Words Nearby reparable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use reparable in a sentence

  • But how will they determine what is reparable and what must be destroyed?

  • But after all, this evil would have been more easily reparable than the ruins accumulated on the plateau of Prospect Heights.

    The Secret of the Island | W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)
  • I am often astonished to find people approving irreparable choices and condemning reparable ones.

    The Teacher | George Herbert Palmer
  • Errors of choice are consequently less reparable under the group system than under pure election.

    The Teacher | George Herbert Palmer
  • And that has just ended in each destroying the other to an extent doubtfully reparable in our time.

    Heartbreak House | George Bernard Shaw
  • I fear he is not to be reclaimed; there is scarcely a hope that anything in his character or fortunes is reparable now.

    A Tale of Two Cities | Charles Dickens

British Dictionary definitions for reparable


/ (ˈrɛpərəbəl, ˈrɛprə-) /

  1. able to be repaired, recovered, or remedied: a reparable loss

Origin of reparable

C16: from Latin reparābilis, from reparāre to repair 1

Derived forms of reparable

  • reparability, noun
  • reparably, adverb

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