Improvable

Im*prov"a*ble

(?), a. [From Improve.] 1. Capable of being improved; susceptible of improvement; admitting of being made better; capable of cultivation, or of being advanced in good qualities.
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Man is accommodated with moral principles, improvable by the exercise of his faculties.
Sir M. Hale.
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I have a fine spread of improvable lands.
Addison.
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2. Capable of being used to advantage; profitable; serviceable; advantageous.
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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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