Meaning of “inoperable” in the English Dictionary

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inoperableadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ɪˈnɑp·ər·ə·bəl/

inoperable adjective [ not gradable ] (DISEASE)

(of an illness, esp. cancer) that doctors are unable to treat or remove by an operation

inoperable adjective [ not gradable ] (NOT WORKING)

not able to be done or made to work:

Most of the machines were inoperable.

(Definition of “inoperable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)