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Possible to overcome; surmountable: superable problems.

[Latin superābilis, from superāre, to overcome, from super, over; see uper in Indo-European roots.]

su′per·a·bly adv.


(ˈsuːpərəbəl; -prəbəl)
able to be surmounted or overcome
[C17: from Latin superābilis, from superāre to overcome]
ˌsuperaˈbility, ˈsuperableness n
ˈsuperably adv


(ˈsu pər ə bəl)

capable of being overcome; surmountable.
[1620–30; < Latin superābilis=superā(re) to overcome (derivative of super; see super-) + -bilis -ble]
su`per•a•bil′i•ty, su′per•a•ble•ness, n.
su′per•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.superable - capable of being surmounted or excelled
surmountable - capable of being surmounted or overcome; "situations of measurable and surmountable danger"


adjüberwindbar, überwindlich
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16) If invoked expansively, the presumption might impose a barrier, admittedly superable, to all federal legislation that interferes with traditional areas of state regulation.
Congressional polarization may be superable through personal relationships or the co-opting of a few members of the opposition, the authors reason, but "if party activists and intellectuals are truly polarized in their beliefs, then politicians may have no leeway to compromise, because they are constrained by reelection concerns or other intraparty ideological constraints.
Asimismo, la violacion sexual es una experiencia sumamente traumatica que puede tener severas consecuencias y causa gran dano fisico y psicologico que deja a la victima "humillada fisica y emocionalmente", situacion dificilmente superable por el paso del tiempo, a diferencia de lo que acontece en otras experiencias traumaticas