Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix Susceptible, capable, or worthy of a specified action: debatable.
  • suffix Inclined or given to a specified state or action: changeable.

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  • suffix An adjectival suffix; forms adjectives meaning:

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • An adjective suffix now usually in a passive sense; able to be; fit to be; expressing capacity or worthiness in a passive sense

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from Latin -ābilis, -ibilis : -ā- and -i-, thematic vowels + -bilis, adj. suff.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • She was not the very Google -able Playboy playmate, but rather a girl in a dress and heels who looked to be about 10.

    Hitting the Dance Floor

  • Each deal is "Like"-able as well and you can post comments on the deal's Facebook wall, adding an extra social layer on top of your typical coupon site.

    Ars Technica

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