from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Suitable to be charged, as to an account.
  • adjective Liable to be accused or indicted.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being charged.
  • Expensive; costly; causing expense, and hence burdensome.
  • Weighty; involving care and trouble.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective That may be charged, laid, imposed, or imputes.
  • adjective Subject to be charge or accused; liable or responsible.
  • adjective Serving to create expense; costly; burdensome.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective nonstandard That may be charged to an account.
  • adjective rare Liable to be accused (either formally or informally).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective liable to be accused, or cause for such liability


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charge +‎ -able


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