[en-doo r-uh-buh l, -dyoo r-] /ɛnˈdʊər ə bəl, -ˈdyʊər-/

capable of being ; bearable; tolerable.

c.1600, “able to endure,” from endure + -able. Meaning “able to be endured” is from c.1800. Related: Endurably.

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