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operable (adj.)

1640s, "practicable," from operate + -able, or else from Late Latin operabilis. Surgical sense, "capable of treatment by operation," recorded by 1904. Related: Operability.

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Definitions of operable from WordNet

operable (adj.)
capable of being treated by surgical operation;
an operable cancer
operable (adj.)
fit or ready for use or service;
Synonyms: functional / usable / useable / operational
operable (adj.)
usable for a specific purpose;
an operable plan
Synonyms: practicable
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