un·​de·​liv·​er·​able | \ ˌən-di-ˈli-v(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce undeliverable (audio) , -dē- \

Definition of undeliverable

: not capable of being delivered : not deliverable undeliverable mail/email an undeliverable parcel a message returned as undeliverable

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Other Words from undeliverable

undeliverability \ ˌən-​di-​ˌli-​v(ə-​)rə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce undeliverable (audio) , -​dē-​ \ noun

Examples of undeliverable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The legislation would still allow states to remove ineligible voters from the rolls but would prohibit using mail sent to voters returned as undeliverable to purge voter rolls. Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press, 25 May 2021 More than 100,000 applications were returned as undeliverable from the Republican and Democratic primaries because some voters had died and others had moved without a sufficient forwarding address. Christopher Keating, courant.com, 24 May 2021 Elections officials will deactivate the voter registrations of those who do not respond to the mailings, as well as those whose notices are returned to them as undeliverable. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2021 Mail from the court that had been sent to Deloach in the drug case, presumably to MCC where he is listed as an inmate, has been returned as undeliverable. Kristina Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Apr. 2021 Wood did not return emails, and inquiries to #FightBack's news media email address came back as undeliverable. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 Dec. 2020 Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, may also result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. TIME.com, 29 Mar. 2021 If a summons is returned as undeliverable or not responded to in a timely manner, the court will send out a new summons to a person living in the same zip code. Kristina Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Mar. 2021 If a review letter does not get returned or comes back as undeliverable, DCS will try to locate the child through internet searches or through AHCCCS, the state's Medicaid program. Mary Jo Pitzl, Arizona Republic, 19 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of undeliverable

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Undeliverable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undeliverable. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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