Definitions

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

  • adjective Possible to overcome; surmountable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being overcome or conquered; surmountable.

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

  • adjective Capable of being overcome or conquered; surmountable.

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

  • adjective Capable of being overcome or surmounted; surmountable or conquerable

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

  • adjective capable of being surmounted or excelled

Etymologies

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

[Latin superābilis, from superāre, to overcome, from super, over; see uper in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin superabilis ("that may be surmounted"), from superare ("to go over, rise above, surmount"), from super ("over").

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