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[ih-maj-uh-nuh-buh l] /ɪˈmædʒ ə nə bəl/
capable of being imagined or conceived.
Origin of imaginable
1325-75; Middle English < Late Latin imāginābilis, equivalent to Latin imāginā() to imagine + -bilis -ble
Related forms
imaginableness, noun
imaginably, adverb
unimaginable, adjective
unimaginableness, noun
unimaginably, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The dinosaur is awesome and gets dressed up for every holiday and event imaginable.
  • Interruption is one of the biggest signs of disrespect imaginable.
  • Also, don't feel compelled to make every imaginable dish for your guests.
  • If they are not one and the same, certainly neither is imaginable without the other.
  • The priest of the parish came with all imaginable politeness to desire a note of him, payable to the bearer in the other world.
  • Hundreds of fish darted through the eccentric architecture, flashing every color imaginable.
  • Every color imaginable seems to be represented in the shiny agate logs.
  • Perhaps that is because life without the ability to feel is scarcely imaginable.
  • The question is whether there is any imaginable way to piece together its original state.
  • It's about as easy as any imaginable activity and has the advantage of being incredibly satisfying.
Word Origin and History for imaginable

late 14c., ymaginable, from Old French imaginable and directly from Late Latin imaginabilis, from Latin imaginari (see imagine). Related: Imaginably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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