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inoperableadjective

uk   /ɪˈnɒp.ər.ə.bl̩/  us   /ˌɪnˈɑː.pɚ-/

inoperable adjective (DISEASE)

If a tumour (= a growth) or other medical condition is inoperable, doctors are unable to remove or treat it with an operation.

inoperable adjective (NOT WORKING)

If a system, plan, machine, etc. is inoperable, it cannot be done or made to work.
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