Meaning of -ABLE in English

-ABLE

~ combines with verbs to form adjectives. Adjectives formed in this way describe someone or something that can have a particular thing done to them. For example, if something is avoidable, it can be avoided.

These injuries were avoidable...

He was an admirable chairman.

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