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From Middle English berable, equivalent to bear + -able.
bearable (not comparable)
- Able to be borne; tolerable; endurable.
- Able to be borne or carried; portable.
- 2015, Andrew Chignell; Terence Cuneo; Matthew C. Halteman, Philosophy Comes to Dinner: Arguments About the Ethics of Eating:
- A joint cause is neither necessary nor sufficient for an effect—for example, any one of six pallbearers is a joint cause of carrying a coffin bearable by four.
able to be borne