follow Dictionary.com

Get our exclusive Word of the Day images!

reparable

[rep-er-uh-buh l or, often, ri-pair-] /ˈrɛp ər ə bəl or, often, rɪˈpɛər-/
adjective
1.
capable of being repaired or remedied.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Latin reparābilis. See repair1, -able
Related forms
reparably, adverb
nonreparable, adjective
Can be confused
reparable, repairable.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for re parable

reparable

/ˈrɛpərəbəl; ˈrɛprə-/
adjective
1.
able to be repaired, recovered, or remedied: a reparable loss
Derived Forms
reparability, noun
reparably, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin reparābilis, from reparāre to repair1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for re parable

reparable

adj.

1560s, from Middle French reparable (16c.), from Latin reparabilis "able to be restored or regained," from reparare "restore" (see repair (v.1)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for reparable

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for re

2
2
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for re parable