imag·in·able | \i-ˈmaj-nə-bəl, -ˈma-jə-\

Definition of imaginable 

: capable of being imagined : conceivable any imaginable location

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Other Words from imaginable

imaginableness noun
imaginably \i-ˈmaj-nə-blē, -ˈma-jə- \ adverb

Examples of imaginable in a Sentence

Computers now allow us to do things that were hardly imaginable only a few years ago. The store has fruits of every kind imaginable. We tried every imaginable therapy.
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The tight-jeaned crooner stole the hearts of all the young ladies with every expletive imaginable. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Best and worst of Summerfest Day 2: Marshmello, Nelly, Tory Lanez, Buckcherry and more," 28 June 2018 This new episode uses state-of-the-art computer graphics and underwater technology to simulate the emptying the oceans of water, which would expose some of the richest shipwrecks imaginable. Ed Stockly,, "Monday's TV highlights: 'Dietland' on AMC," 18 June 2018 Here at Healthyish, we drizzle date syrup on our banana nice cream, sprinkle nutritional yeast on our popcorn, and blanket our oatmeal in pretty much every ingredient imaginable. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "What Is Chlorella Powder and Why Do We Love It?," 23 Jan. 2018 The most implausible, most impossible move imaginable in world football was made official on Tuesday afternoon, when Real Madrid permitted Cristiano Ronaldo to leave the Spanish capital for Turin., "Twitter Melts Down as Ronaldo Agrees Move from Real Madrid to Italian Giants Juventus," 10 July 2018 Rachel Barrie, master blender for Scotch distilleries BenRiach, The GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh, leads a tasting in what is quite possibly the most perfect setting imaginable for such a thing. Jonah Flicker, USA TODAY, "Explore four scenic distilleries in the U.K.," 22 June 2018 To be clear: This would require one of the most improbable runs imaginable in a group stage. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "Why Costa Rica Believes It Can Shock the World Again," 21 June 2018 One issue is clearly not money: Paramount Network has every actor imaginable in this series — familiar faces like Huston and Hennessy and Wendy Moniz, all getting a smattering of lines that hint their characters might be developed later. Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Yellowstone': TV Review," 18 June 2018 No wonder, then, that Soros has been linked by the right to virtually every liberal cause imaginable in an attempt to argue that any organic protest or outcry on the left is really the work of one sinister, shadowy (foreign) billionaire. Jane Coaston, Vox, "Donald Trump Jr. suggested George Soros is a Nazi. That’s ridiculous.," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of imaginable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for imaginable

Middle English ymaginable, borrowed from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French, borrowed from Late Latin imāginābilis, from Latin imāginārī "to imagine" + -bilis "capable (of acting) or worthy of (being acted upon)" — more at -able

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English Language Learners Definition of imaginable

: possible for people to imagine


imag·in·able | \i-ˈma-jə-nə-bəl \

Kids Definition of imaginable

: possible to imagine

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