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Definition of imaginable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    imaginable

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ɪˈmædʒɪnəbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmædʒɪnəbl//
     
     
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  1. 1used with superlatives, and with all and every, to emphasize that something is the best, worst, etc. that you can imagine, or includes every possible example The house has the most spectacular views imaginable. They stock every imaginable type of pasta. Each trainee must be able to respond effectively to all imaginable crises.
  2. 2possible to imagine These technological developments were hardly imaginable 30 years ago.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from late Latin imaginabilis, from Latin imaginare ‘form an image of, represent’, from imago, imagin- ‘image’.Extra examples It was the most boring movie imaginable! They had every colour imaginable. They had every imaginable shade of green. They live in the worst conditions imaginable. To such poor people, the idea of having a choice of food is barely imaginable. He used the worst type of language imaginable. They stock every imaginable type of music. What those prisoners went through is hardly imaginable.
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