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operable

adjective
     
Related topics: Hospital, Technology
op‧e‧ra‧ble
1T a system which is operable is working [≠ inoperable]:
Less than half the rail network was operable.
2MH a medical condition that is operable can be treated by an operation [≠ inoperable]

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