nonoperable

operable

[op-er-uh-buhl, op-ruh-]
adjective
1.
that can be treated by a surgical operation. Compare inoperable ( def 2 ).
2.
capable of being put into use, operation, or practice.

Origin:
1640–50; < Late Latin operābilis, equivalent to operā() to work + -bilis -ble

operability, noun
operably, adverb
nonoperable, adjective
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operable (ˈɒpərəbəl, ˈɒprə-)
 
adj
1.  capable of being treated by a surgical operation
2.  capable of being operated
3.  capable of being put into practice
 
opera'bility
 
n
 
'operably
 
adv

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operable
1646, "practicable," from operate (see operation) + -able. Surgical sense is first recorded 1904.
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operable op·er·a·ble (ŏp'ər-ə-bəl, ŏp'rə-)
adj.
Being treatable by surgical operation with a reasonable degree of safety and chance of success.


op'er·a·bil'i·ty n.
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