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[ih-lim-i-tuh-buh l] /ɪˈlɪm ɪ tə bəl/
not limitable; limitless; boundless.
Origin of illimitable
1590-1600; il-2 + limitable
Related forms
illimitability, illimitableness, noun
illimitably, adverb Unabridged
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  • To westward; the last of the spent day—rust-red and pearl, illimitable levels of shore waiting for the tide to turn again.

  • The flesh has its discomfort: the spirit, however, has its illimitable conjectures.

    Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes
  • Thus the way was opened for new developments and for illimitable extension.

  • I looked at some of his work, and I found in it potentialities of illimitable promise.

    Child and Country Will Levington Comfort
  • How had she made her way to that illimitable prairie where he had found the mysterious beginning of the ladder bridge?

    The Magic City Edith Nesbit
  • Overhead wheeled the illimitable procession of the constellations.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • But it is when we turn to electricity that the rich virgin condition of an illimitable new kingdom of discovery is seen.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  • Yet they are certainly not Kafirs, who hide the truth and the mercy of Allah is illimitable.

    The Eyes of Asia Rudyard Kipling
  • There are woods and waters, and the occasional illusion of an illimitable distance of sylvan joyance.

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • Only, these were the inimitable and illimitable fields of Nature.

British Dictionary definitions for illimitable


limitless; boundless
Derived Forms
illimitability, illimitableness, noun
illimitably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for illimitable

1590s, from il- "not" + limitable.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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