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English adjective: operable

1. operable capable of being treated by surgical operation


SamplesAn operable cancer.


Antonymsinoperable

2. operable fit or ready for use or service


SamplesThe toaster was still functional even after being dropped.
The lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usable.
An operational aircraft.
The dishwasher is now in working order.


Synonymsfunctional, operational, usable, useable


Similarserviceable


Antonymsunserviceable

3. operable usable for a specific purpose


SamplesAn operable plan.
A practicable solution.


Synonymspracticable


Similarpractical


Antonymsimpractical









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