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not

adverb

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in no way or under no circumstances
  • The food was so burnt that it was not edible.

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The first known use of not was in the 13th century

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“Not.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/not. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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