immeasurable

adjective
im·​mea·​sur·​able | \ (ˌ)i(m)-ˈmezh-rə-bəl, -ˈmāzh-; -ˈme-zhə-rə-, -ˈmā-, -zhər-bəl\

Definition of immeasurable

: incapable of being measured broadly : indefinitely extensive

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immeasurableness noun
immeasurably \ (ˌ)i(m)-​ˈmezh-​rə-​blē , -​ˈmāzh-​ ; -​ˈme-​zhə-​rə-​, -​ˈmā-​, -​zhər-​blē \ 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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In life, his project was to build a fortress that would shield him from the immeasurable pain of private life. James Mcauley, Town & Country, "A Secret Paris Museum and an Aristocratic Family Decimated by the Holocaust," 9 Feb. 2017 Microblading has had an immeasurable impact on my mental health. Jessica Yarbrough, SELF, "Microblading Helped Me Stop Obsessively Pulling Out My Eyebrows," 5 Dec. 2018 Many have already said that regardless of what is salvaged, the loss will be immeasurable. Marcelo Silva De Sousa, The Seattle Times, "Researchers hope some objects survived Brazil museum fire," 4 Sep. 2018 Since its release, Black Panther has broken numerous box office records and grossed $1.3 billion worldwide, both because the movie is great and because, for black people and especially black Americans, its value has been immeasurable. Devon Maloney, The Verge, "How the first Wakandacon escaped the fan convention curse," 13 Aug. 2018 The impact that Ralph Lauren has had on our very psyche, on our hopes and dreams, is immeasurable. Whitney Robinson, ELLE Decor, "Celebrating Ralph Lauren’s Legacy at the Iconic Double RL Ranch in Colorado," 10 Oct. 2018 The program’s impact on an entire generation of climate scientists is immeasurable. Scott Yorko, Popular Mechanics, "Back to Alaska: How a Legendary Glacier Adventure Almost Died When the World Needed It Most," 12 Sep. 2018 John McCain is a genuine hero — a man of valor whose sacrifices for his country are immeasurable. Mike Debonis, Washington Post, "Meghan McCain dismisses ‘nothingburgers’ attacking her ailing father, John McCain," 11 May 2018 In a Facebook post, Wang said Bourdain’s impact on his family’s Chinese street food business was immeasurable. Washington Post, "Bourdain’s death means loss of a voice for immigrant workers," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of immeasurable

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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immeasurable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of immeasurable

: very great in size or amount : impossible to measure

immeasurable

adjective
im·​mea·​sur·​able | \ i-ˈme-zhə-rə-bəl \

Kids Definition of immeasurable

: very great in size or amount immeasurable happiness

Other Words from immeasurable

immeasurably \ -​blē \ adverb His writing has improved immeasurably.

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