operable

Definitions


[ˈɒp(ə)rəb(ə)l], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- able to be used
(e.g: less than half the rail network was operable)

- able to be treated by means of a surgical operation
(e.g: operable breast cancer)


Phrases:

Origin:
mid 17th century: from late Latin operabilis, from Latin operari ‘expend labour on’ (see operate)




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