Capable of feeling or suffering; sensitive: a passible type of personality.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin passibilis, from Latin passus, past participle of patī, to suffer; see pē(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

pas′si·bil′i·ty n.
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susceptible to emotion or suffering; able to feel
[C14: from Medieval Latin passibilis, from Latin patī to suffer; see passion]
ˌpassiˈbility n
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(ˈpæs ə bəl)

capable of feeling; susceptible of sensation or emotion.
[1300–50; Middle English < Medieval Latin passibilis]
pas`si•bil′i•ty, n.
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