effective at being attributed ascribable imputable
- effective at being attributed
- with the capacity of being attributed; ascribable; imputable.
1660s, from attribute (v.) + -able.
(a.) with the capacity of becoming attributed; ascribable; imputable.
The increasing dryness of the land is partly, perhaps largely, attributable to the cutting down of timber trees both by natives and by whites, and to the custom of annually burning the grass, which is destructive to young wood.