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Able to be overcome.
- ‘Even those few translators, he adds, who recognized possible impediments to the securing of meaning, considered them ‘quite superable’.’
- ‘He then went on to say that these difficulties were superable.’
Early 17th century: from Latin superabilis, from superare overcome.
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