Containable Con*tain"a*ble, a. Capable of being contained or comprised. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

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  • contain — verb Etymology: Middle English conteinen, from Anglo French cunteign , cuntyen , stem of cuntenir, from Latin continēre to hold together, hold in, contain, from com + tenēre to hold more at thin Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to keep… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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