il·​lim·​it·​able (ˌ)i(l)-ˈli-mə-tə-bəl How to pronounce illimitable (audio)
: incapable of being limited or bounded : measureless
the illimitable reaches of space and time
illimitableness noun
illimitably adverb

Examples of illimitable in a Sentence

the illimitable expanse of the universe
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Word History

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of illimitable was in 1596

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“Illimitable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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il·​lim·​it·​able (ˈ)il-ˈ(l)im-ət-ə-bəl How to pronounce illimitable (audio)
: not able to be limited or measured
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