superable [ soo-per- uh-b uh l] Word Origin See more synonyms for superable on Thesaurus.com capable of being overcome; surmountable. Origin of superable 1620–30;
) to overcome (derivative of
-bilis -ble Related forms su·per·a·bil·i·ty, su·per·a·ble·ness, noun su·per·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for superable able to be surmounted or overcome Derived Forms superability or superableness, noun superably, adverb Word Origin
C17: from Latin
superābilis, from superāre to overcome
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Word Origin and History for superable adj.
"surmountable," 1620s, from Latin
superabilis "that may be overcome," from superare "to overcome," from super "over" (see super-) + -abilis (see -able). The negative formation insuperable is older and more common and this may be a back-formation.
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