degradable etymology

English word degradable comes from English -able, English degrade

Detailed word origin of degradable

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-able English (eng) Able to be done; fit to be done.. An adjectival suffix; forms adjectives meaning:. Due to be.. Giving, or inclined to.. Relevant to or suitable to, in accordance with.. Subject to.
degrade English (eng) (intransitive) To reduce in quality or purity.. (transitive) To lower in value or social position.. (transitive, geology) To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down.
degradable English (eng) Able to be chemically or biologically degraded. Any material that can be degraded or decomposed.

Words with the same origin as degradable

Descendants of -able
accountable available dependable disposable enjoyable fashionable lovable predictable regrettable remarkable valuable
Descendants of degrade
biodegradability biodegradable degradome degron photodegradable photodegradation