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[en-doo r-uh-buh l, -dyoo r-] /ɛnˈdʊər ə bəl, -ˈdyʊər-/
capable of being endured; bearable; tolerable.
Origin of endurable
1600-10; endure + -able
Related forms
endurability, endurableness, noun
endurably, adverb
nonendurable, adjective
unendurability, adjective
unendurable, adjective
unendurableness, noun
unendurably, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for endurable
  • For theirs is no ordinary insolence,-no common and endurable audacity.
  • The robots were really funny, except the bad one which was frightening for sure, but endurable.
  • But by making life less endurable for coyotes in your area, you can increase the likelihood that they will go somewhere else.
  • Collected knowledge of all facility experiments and measurements needs to be captured as endurable data.
  • These facilities must be able to provide survivable protection and enable continued, endurable operations.
  • It relies on survivable and endurable command centers and a redundant, survivable communications network.
  • And in the past, either nation faltered in really making this relationship endurable.
  • Soaked blankets, overcoats, and shelter-tents were cast off to lighten the load and make marching more endurable.
  • Facilities must be able to provide staff with survivable protection and must enable continued and endurable operations.
  • Allow a period of adjustment to make further heat exposure endurable.
Word Origin and History for endurable

c.1600, "able to endure," from endure + -able. Meaning "able to be endured" is from c.1800. Related: Endurably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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