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impracticable

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adjective im·prac·ti·ca·ble \(ˌ)im-ˈprak-ti-kə-bəl\

Simple Definition of impracticable

  • : difficult or impossible to do or use : not practicable

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of impracticable

  1. 1 :  impassable <an impracticable road>

  2. 2 :  not practicable :  incapable of being performed or accomplished by the means employed or at command <an impracticable proposal>

impracticability

play \-ˌprak-ti-kə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

impracticably

play \-ˈprak-ti-kə-blē\ adverb

Examples of impracticable in a sentence

  1. <an impracticable plan for dealing with the recent intrusion of bears in the suburban neighborhood>



1653

First Known Use of impracticable

1653


IMPRACTICABLE Defined for Kids

impracticable

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adjective im·prac·ti·ca·ble \im-ˈprak-ti-kə-bəl\

Definition of impracticable for Students

  1. :  difficult to put into practice or use <an impracticable plan>




Law Dictionary

impracticable

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adjective im·prac·ti·ca·ble \im-ˈprak-ti-kə-bəl\

Legal Definition of impracticable

  1. :  excessively difficult to perform especially by reason of an unforeseen contingency <a contract made impracticable by the new regulation>





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