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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As the biggest camper trade show in the world, the annual event showcases just about every type of camper imaginable, from tiny trailers to huge, expedition-ready caravans. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Finally, a camper that could be towed by an electric car," 29 Aug. 2018 Is making it one stage further than that, in the most favourable set of circumstances imaginable, really the resounding, heroic success it's being made out to be?, "Why England's World Cup Campaign Wasn't the Heroic Overachievment the Hype Would Have You Believe," 12 July 2018 This weekend, Khloé Kardashian celebrated impending motherhood the most Kardashian-Jenner way imaginable: A lavish baby shower that doubled as spon-con from Amazon Gift Registry (#ad). Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "All About Khloé Kardashian’s Extravagant Baby Shower," 12 Mar. 2018 For Ward, who has wrangled about every kind of beast imaginable over the years, the alligator rescue was not a unique experience. Vanesa Brashier, Houston Chronicle, "Massive alligator stops US 59 traffic in Cleveland," 30 Apr. 2018 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

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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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