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

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

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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 But the rewards, in both instances, were immeasurable. Leslie Camhi, Vogue, "Remembering Claude Lanzmann," 7 July 2018 The toll on the survivors is immeasurable, said Ahmed. Fox News, "Clinic rescues hearts, and minds, of young Yazidis abused by ISIS," 21 June 2018 Getting baseball's LeBron in it would add immeasurable cachet. Scott Boeck, USA TODAY, "MLB's Home Run Derby: Five players we'd like to see in the event," 11 July 2018 Darrell had an immeasurable impact on his family and those fortunate enough to know him well., "Darrell Johnson," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of immeasurable

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of immeasurable

: very great in size or amount : impossible to measure


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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