part of speech: suffix
definition 1: a suffix that means capable or worthy of being the object of a certain action.
- If something is washable, that means it can be washed.
- A likable person is a person who is worthy of being liked.
definition 2: a suffix that means “likely to.”
- A glass is breakable if it is likely to break when it is dropped on the floor.
definition 3: a suffix that means “having.”
- Humans are called reasonable animals because they have the power to reason.