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superable

[ soo-per-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈsu pər ə bəl /
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adjective
capable of being overcome; surmountable.
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Origin of superable

First recorded in 1620–30; from Latin superābilis, equivalent to superā(re) “to overcome” (derivative of super; see super-) + -bilis -ble

OTHER WORDS FROM superable

su·per·a·bil·i·ty, su·per·a·ble·ness, nounsu·per·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for superable

superable
/ (ˈsuːpərəbəl, -prəbəl) /

adjective
able to be surmounted or overcome

Derived forms of superable

superability or superableness, nounsuperably, adverb

Word Origin for superable

C17: from Latin superābilis, from superāre to overcome
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