powerable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

power +‎ -able

Adjective[edit]

powerable (comparative more powerable, superlative most powerable)

  1. Capable of being powered.
    This toy is powerable by batteries.
  2. (obsolete) Capable of being effected or accomplished by the application of power; possible.
    • John Young
      The infinite God, He who is strictly, properly infinite, knows all the knowable and can effect all the powerable.
  3. (obsolete) Capable of exerting power; powerful.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Camden to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for powerable in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)