unidentifiable

adjective un·iden·ti·fi·able \ ˌən-ī-ˌden-tə-ˈfī-ə-bəl , -ə-ˌden- \
Updated on: 10 May 2018

Definition of unidentifiable

: impossible to identify : not identifiable
  • an unidentifiable odor

unidentifiably

play \ˌən-ī-ˌden-tə-ˈfī-ə-blē, -ə-ˌden-\ adverb

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First Known Use of unidentifiable

circa 1909

in the meaning defined above

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UNIDENTIFIABLE Defined for Kids

unidentifiable

adjective un·iden·ti·fi·able \ ˌən-ī-ˌden-tə-ˈfī-ə-bəl \

Definition of unidentifiable for Students

: impossible to identify : not recognizable
  • unidentifiable sounds

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