American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Possible to repair: reparable damage to the car; reparable wrongs.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being repaired; admitting of repair.
- Synonyms Restorable, retrievable, recoverable.
- adj. Able to be repaired.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being repaired, restored to a sound or good state, or made good; restorable.
- adj. capable of being repaired or rectified
- French réparable, from Latin reparābilis, from reparāre, to repair; see repair1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“When Wollheim transposes Lacan into collegial status as a philosopher, he puts him in a world where internal contradictions (unless "reparable") are grounds for dismissal.”
“The damage is reparable and I have learned some valuable lessons.”
“Those at that income level must ask themselves how much is it worth to make sure our children grow up in a community that values them and ensures that they are not excluded from a healthy future because they were born with a congenital, but reparable heart defect, or type 1 diabetes.”
“Maybe not the women (those characters need some major work to bring them into the twenty-first century), but the racism – while not excusable – is certainly reparable without much effort at all.”
“If I destroyed all his belongings he would still be more reparable than how he left me.”
“I have traversed elevations of 700 meters (.5 miles) and higher while pulling a 100 kilogram sled (220 lbs) and experienced an Antarctic hurricane that caused damage to my tent, which was fortunately reparable.”
“The damage may not be fully reparable, but she could restore some clarity," Arceneaux says.”
“I don't know if that's reparable, but you could take it to an Apple Store and see if they can crack it open and dry things out.”
“Each of those proved reparable, but this one was too large.”
“And the larger SCA buildings (Lucas, Spielberg and Animation and Student Affairs) are designed to rock on their foundations in an earthquake while destructive forces are channeled to easily replaceable or reparable portions of their reinforced-concrete structures”
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