Simple Definition of inoperable
medical : not able to be corrected or removed by surgery
: not capable of being used
Full Definition of inoperable
1 : not treatable or remediable by surgery
2 : inoperative
Examples of inoperable
a patient with inoperable cancer
The device makes the car inoperable when a key is not used to start it.
Origin of inoperable
probably from French inopérable
First Known Use: 1886
Medical Definition of inoperable
: not treatable or remediable by or suitable for surgery <an advanced and inoperable cancer> <a developing cataract still inoperable>
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