Im*prov"a*ble (?), a. [From Improve.]


Capable of being improved; susceptible of improvement; admitting of being made better; capable of cultivation, or of being advanced in good qualities.

Man is accommodated with moral principles, improvable by the exercise of his faculties. Sir M. Hale.

I have a fine spread of improvable lands. Addison.


Capable of being used to advantage; profitable; serviceable; advantageous.

The essays of weaker heads afford improvable hints to better. Sir T. Browne.

-- Im*pro"a*ble*ness, n. -- Im*prov"a*bly, adv.


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