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ineligible

adjective

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not allowed to do or be something
  • Previously ineligible patients may now be able to participate in the study.
  • She was ineligible for the contest.

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The first known use of ineligible was in 1770

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“Ineligible.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ineligible. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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