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.