in·​vi·​a·​ble | \(ˌ)in-ˈvī-ə-bəl \

Definition of inviable 

: incapable of surviving especially because of a deleterious genetic constitution

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inviability \(ˌ)in-​ˌvī-​ə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun

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Everyone gets bloated—even fitness influencers who post inviable selfies showing off their flat, fat-free stomachs. Blake Bakkila,, "See How This Fitness Influencer Hid Her Bloat to Make It Look Like She Had a ‘Flatter Tummy’," 25 Apr. 2018

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inviable was in 1918

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in·​vi·​a·​ble | \(ˈ)in-ˈvī-ə-bəl \

Medical Definition of inviable 

: incapable of surviving especially because of a deleterious genetic constitution

Other Words from inviable

inviability \(ˌ)in-​ˌvī-​ə-​ˈbil-​ət-​ē \ noun plural -ties

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