imag·​in·​able | \ i-ˈmaj-nə-bəl How to pronounce imaginable (audio) , -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 How to pronounce imaginable (audio) , -​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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Recent Examples on the Web Smugglers will hide narcotics in anything imaginable, Cincinnati Port director Richard Gillespie said in a press release praising his team’s the work in finding the unusual stash. NBC News, "44 pounds of cocaine-soaked cereal seized in Cincinnati port," 22 Feb. 2021 Ice cream, yogurt, milk, butter, made from every nut (including coconut), seed and bean imaginable, all at my local grocery store! Kyle Beechey, SELF, "10 of the Smoothest, Creamiest Non-Dairy ‘Dairy’ Products," 27 Mar. 2021 He was born and raised the son of a basketball coach in the Midwest, attended Minnesota, was a graduate assistant at Illinois, coached at Michigan, recruited across the region in every venue imaginable, large and small. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Aztecs play Syracuse in NCAA Tournament at one of college basketball’s iconic venues," 19 Mar. 2021 Elon Musk, in the most Elon Musk move imaginable, has anointed himself king. Allison Morrow, CNN, "Dude, where's my stimulus check?," 15 Mar. 2021 After two first-round outs, Kerr went to the Final Four and had his worst game imaginable. Rusty Simmons, San Francisco Chronicle, "Curry, Green, Kerr, or other: Which Warrior had the best NCAA Tournament career?," 14 Mar. 2021 Thousands of people are, at this moment, streaming Wallen’s songs, buying his records, and watching his music videos—putting money in the pockets of someone who has admitted to saying one of the most noxious things imaginable. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Why a Disgraced Musician Is Dominating the Charts," 25 Feb. 2021 Cincinnati Port Director Richard Gillespie said smugglers will try to hide narcotics in anything imaginable but vowed that inspectors will stop such shipments. CBS News, "Dog helps Ohio authorities find corn flakes "frosted" with 44 pounds of cocaine," 22 Feb. 2021 Her mom turned into one of Alaska’s top masters skier -- and one of Schwartz’s chief rivals, in the friendliest way imaginable. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "At age 50, Alison Arians is holding her own on Anchorage’s ski trails -- but can she hold off her 16-year-old daughter?," 26 Dec. 2020

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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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29 Apr 2021

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“Imaginable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of imaginable

: possible for people to imagine


imag·​in·​able | \ i-ˈma-jə-nə-bəl How to pronounce imaginable (audio) \

Kids Definition of imaginable

: possible to imagine

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