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Main Entry: able
Pronunciation: primarystressamacr-bschwal
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): abler /-b(schwa-)lschwar/; ablest /-b(schwa-)lschwast/
Etymology: Middle English able "able," from early French able (same meaning), from Latin habilis "easily managed, skillful," from habemacronre "to have"
1 a : having enough power, skill, or resources to do something <able to swim> b : not prevented <able to vote>
2 : SKILLFUL, COMPETENT <an able editor>

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