[ skroo-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˈskru tə bəl /
capable of being understood by careful study or investigation.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
OTHER WORDS FROM scrutablescru·ta·bil·i·ty, nounun·scru·ta·ble, adjective
Words nearby scrutable
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British Dictionary definitions for scrutable
/ (ˈskruːtəbəl) /
rare open to or able to be understood by scrutiny
Derived forms of scrutablescrutability, noun
Word Origin for scrutable
C17: from Latin scrūtārī to inspect closely; see scrutiny
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