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unable

adjective un·able \ˌən-ˈā-bəl\

: not able to do something

Full Definition of UNABLE

:  not able :  incapable: as
a :  unqualified, incompetent
b :  impotent, helpless
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Examples of UNABLE

  1. I was unable to afford the trip.
  2. He was unable to play tennis after the injury.

First Known Use of UNABLE

14th century
UNABLE Defined for Kids

unable

adjective un·able \ˌən-ˈā-bəl\

Definition of UNABLE for Kids

:  not able <I am unable to attend.>

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