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 imaginably (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 Today: The easiest quasi-gardening project imaginable. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "There's No Better Time to... Regrow Your Scallions," 22 Apr. 2020 Flamengo reached this year's Club World Cup -- which pits the winners of every major continental club competition against one another -- in the most dramatic fashion imaginable. Matias Grez And Celine Ramseyer, CNN, "'Three-nil against Liverpool': Flamengo fans dream of history repeating itself," 20 Dec. 2019 Tabor’s detailed system, which adds or subtracts points for just about everything imaginable — tackles, key blocks, knockdowns, penalties drawn, penalties committed — hadn’t been finalized when players left in January. Brad Biggs,, "The Bears have made a major improvement in at least 1 area: Chris Tabor’s special teams units are among the NFL’s best," 9 Nov. 2019 Nostalgia for the days of dial-up may be a sign that transparency is almost worth the slowest connection imaginable. Lynne Peskoe-yang, Popular Mechanics, "When the Internet Was Made of Sound," 28 Oct. 2019 This reed diffuser combines candles and a rock garden to up your Zen; on sale for $26.99 Check out Amazon’s wide variety in essential oils in every scent imaginable. Mike Rose, cleveland, "8 items to help you stress less and make your home more cozy during the coronavirus pandemic," 25 Apr. 2020 That is a mobilization at a scale that’s barely imaginable. Andrea Thompson, Scientific American, "Paris Climate Agreement Architects Make a Case for “Stubborn Optimism”," 24 Mar. 2020 The simple fact is that every day more and more people can see what some of us always predicted: that in almost every imaginable way, life continues as normal. Douglas Murray, National Review, "After Brexit, Britain Carries On," 20 Feb. 2020 The accompanying video shows Orrason moving around a resort, finding every way imaginable to bring himself some bliss. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "Pride Picks: 6 New Songs & Videos From LGBTQ Artists to Check Out This Weekend," 21 June 2019

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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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“Imaginable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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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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