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Meaning of inoperable

in•op•er•a•ble

Pronunciation: (in-op'ur-u-bul, -op'ru-bul), [key]
— adj.
  1. not operable or practicable.
  2. not admitting of a surgical operation because the pathological condition is not amenable to cure by surgery or because of undue risk. Cf. operable (def. 1).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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