[ soo-per-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈsu pər ə bəl /
capable of being overcome; surmountable.
Origin of superable
Related formssu·per·a·bil·i·ty, su·per·a·ble·ness, nounsu·per·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for superably
/ (ˈsuːpərəbəl, -prəbəl) /
able to be surmounted or overcome
Derived Formssuperability or superableness, nounsuperably, adverb
Word Origin for superable
C17: from Latin superābilis, from superāre to overcome
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Word Origin and History for superably
"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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