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Definition of punishable adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

punishable

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈpʌnɪʃəbl//
 
punishable (by/with something)
 
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(of a crime) that can be punished, especially by law a crime punishable by/with imprisonment Giving false information to the police is a punishable offense.
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