adjective see spoil II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Spoilable — Spoil a*ble (spoil [.a]*b l), a. Capable of being spoiled. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spoilable — adjective Liable to spoil or go bad. Ant: nonspoilable, unspoilable See Also: spoilability …   Wiktionary

  • spoilable — spoil·able …   English syllables

  • spoilable — I noun food that will decay rapidly if not refrigerated • Syn: ↑perishable • Hypernyms: ↑foodstuff, ↑food product II adjective liable to decay or spoil or become putrid …   Useful english dictionary

  • spoil — spoilable, adj. spoilless, adj. /spoyl/, v., spoiled or spoilt, spoiling, n. v.t. 1. to damage severely or harm (something), esp. with reference to its excellence, value, usefulness, etc.: The water stain spoiled the painting. Drought spoiled the …   Universalium

  • decayable — adj. susceptible to decay. Syn: putrescible, putrefiable, spoilable. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spoil — I. noun Etymology: Middle English spoile, from Anglo French espuille, from espuiller Date: 14th century 1. a. plunder taken from an enemy in war or from a victim in robbery ; loot b. public offices made the property of a successful party usually… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sustainable energy — Renewable energy …   Wikipedia

  • corruptible — cor rupt·i·ble || tÉ™bl adj. spoilable, able to be tainted; able to be made immoral; able to be perverted …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spoil — [spoil] vt. spoiled or Brit. spoilt, spoiling [ME spoilen < MFr espoillier < L spoliare, to plunder < spolium, arms taken from a defeated foe, plunder, orig., hide stripped from an animal < IE base * (s)p(h)el , to split, tear off… …   English World dictionary

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