immeasurable

adjective

im·​mea·​sur·​able (ˌ)i(m)-ˈme-zhə-rə-bəl How to pronounce immeasurable (audio)
-ˈmā-zhə-,
-zhər-bəl;
-ˈmezh-rə-,
-ˈmāzh-
: incapable of being measured
broadly : indefinitely extensive
immeasurableness noun
immeasurably
(ˌ)i(m)-ˈme-zhə-rə-blē How to pronounce immeasurable (audio)
-ˈmā-zhə-
-zhər-blē;
-ˈmezh-rə-
-ˈmāzh-
adverb

Examples of immeasurable in a Sentence

The war has caused immeasurable damage. The new medicine has brought about an immeasurable improvement in her life.
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of immeasurable was in the 14th century

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“Immeasurable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/immeasurable. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

immeasurable

adjective
im·​mea·​sur·​able (ˌ)im-ˈ(m)ezh-(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce immeasurable (audio)
-ˈ(m)ezh-ər-bəl,
-ˈ(m)āzh-
: impossible to measure : vast, boundless
immeasurably adverb

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