Words related to -able

burnable (adj.)
"capable of being burned," 1610s, a hybrid from burn (v.) + -able.
catchable (adj.)

"able to be caught," 1690s, from catch (v.) + -able.

censorable (adj.)

"deserving of or subject to censoring," 1906, from censor (v.) + -able.

censurable (adj.)

"deserving censure," 1630s, from censure (v.) + -able. Related: Censurability.

certifiable (adj.)

1846, "capable of being declared as true," from certify + -able. Meaning "so deranged as to be certifiably insane" is recorded from 1870, from certify in the specific sense "officially declare (someone) to be insane" (1822). The certification was done by local officials, later medical officers, and often included a statement as to whether the person was harmless or dangerous, curable or incurable.

changeable (adj.)

mid-13c., "unstable, inconstant, unreliable," from Old French changeable "inconstant," from changier "to alter; exchange; to switch" (see change (v.)) + -able (see -able). Meaning "subject to variation" is from late 14c. Related: Changeably; changeability.

chargeable (adj.)

late 15c., "burdensome," from charge (v.) + -able. Sense of "subject to a tax or payment" is from 1610s; that of "liable to be made an expense" is from 1640s; that of "liable to be charged" (with an offense, etc.) is from 1660s. Related: Chargeability.

chewable (adj.)
1827, from chew (v.) + -able.
civilizable (adj.)

"capable of being put in a state of civilization," 1840; see civilize + -able.

classifiable (adj.)

"capable of being classified," 1820, from classify + -able.

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