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Definition of 'operable'


  1. capable of being treated by surgical operation; "an operable cancer"
       Antonyms: inoperable
  2. fit or ready for use or service; "the 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"
       Synonyms: functional usable useable in working order operational
  3. usable for a specific purpose; "an operable plan"; "a practicable solution"
       Synonyms: practicable

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