un·​sal·​vage·​able | \ ˌən-ˈsal-vi-jə-bəl How to pronounce unsalvageable (audio) \

Definition of unsalvageable

: not capable of being salvaged : not salvageable a house in unsalvageable condition an unsalvageable relationship

Other Words from unsalvageable

unsalvageably \ ˌən-​ˈsal-​vi-​jə-​blē How to pronounce unsalvageable (audio) \ adverb
a house in unsalvageably bad condition

Examples of unsalvageable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the pads are torn or otherwise unsalvageable, get a replacement set; most helmet makers offer them at a nominal price, even for some older models. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 17 July 2021 Uber and WeWork continued on after Neumann and Kalanick were ousted and walked away with handsome financial payouts, while Holmes' company, unsalvageable, went bust virtually overnight. Nicole Hemmer, CNN, 19 Mar. 2022 Jake and Mika hold out hope that Yang can be repaired, even after he’s deemed unsalvageable by a shady technician (Ritchie Coster) and a high-minded museum researcher (Sarita Choudhury), both of whom want to use Yang’s parts for their own purposes. Los Angeles Times, 3 Mar. 2022 Severely damaged by the tornado, the house was deemed unsalvageable and was taken down by the army of backhoes and demolition crews razing much of what’s left. Nick Roll, The Christian Science Monitor, 23 Feb. 2022 The Browns eventually deemed the relationship unsalvageable and granted the receiver his release. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, 9 Feb. 2022 The prolonged intensity of the floodwaters rendered buildings unstable and unsalvageable. Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2021 What unfolded Saturday at Spartan Stadium was a boom-or-bust performance that, in the end, likely sickened Macdonald as his group was ravaged by tailback Kenneth Walker III (23 carries, 197 yards, five TDs) to an unsalvageable degree. Michael Cohen, Detroit Free Press, 31 Oct. 2021 But in the last few decades, a mass of new evidence from archaeology and anthropology has appeared, leaving it all but unsalvageable. George Scialabba, The New Republic, 1 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unsalvageable

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsalvageable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsalvageable. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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