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Capable of being overcome or defeated: a vincible army.

[Latin vincibilis, from vincere, to conquer; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]

vin′ci·bil′i·ty n.
vin′ci·bly adv.
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rare capable of being defeated or overcome
[C16: from Latin vincibilis, from vincere to conquer]
ˌvinciˈbility, ˈvincibleness n
ˈvincibly adv
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(ˈvɪn sə bəl)

capable of being conquered or overcome.
[1540–50; < Latin vincibilis=vinc(ere) to overcome + -ibilis -ible]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vincible - susceptible to being defeatedvincible - susceptible to being defeated  
conquerable - subject to being conquered or overcome; "knew her fears were ultimately conquerable"
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Open to attack and capture because of a lack of protection:
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