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insolvable

[in-sol-vuh-buh l] /ɪnˈsɒl və bəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being solved or explained; insoluble.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; in-3 + solvable
Related forms
insolvability, noun
insolvably, adverb
Can be confused
insoluble, insolvable, unsolvable.
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  • Maybe you could end up solving some of the insolvable problems that physicists are scratching their heads over presently.
  • Due to this breakthrough, the solution of some previously insolvable problems become available.
  • If you look at them in totality, they are almost insolvable.
  • None of the problems that have been brought forth are insolvable from an engineering standpoint.
British Dictionary definitions for insolvable

insolvable

/ɪnˈsɒlvəbəl/
adjective
1.
another word for insoluble (sense 2)
Derived Forms
insolvability, noun
insolvably, adverb
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