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eatable

[ee-tuh-buh l] /ˈi tə bəl/
adjective
1.
noun
2.
Usually, eatables. articles of food.
Origin of eatable
1475-1485
1475-85; eat + -able
Related forms
noneatable, adjective
uneatable, adjective
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  • As the victim was a dog, an uneatable one, it is possible that the ritual was not quite the usual one.

  • The bread was sour and the Italian butter rank and cheesy—often uneatable.

    Samuel Butler: A Sketch Henry Festing Jones
  • In short, it is uneatable, except by drunkards, who want something to stimulate their sickly appetite.

    Cottage Economy William Cobbett
  • The core itself, which is about the size and shape of the handle of a knife, is uneatable.

    The Cannibal Islands R.M. Ballantyne
  • This was all in accord with the Book of Daniel, and the jam that was uneatable because it was not dear enough.

    Waiting for Daylight Henry Major Tomlinson
  • We merely shot it because it injured the maize, for its flesh is uneatable.

  • That is a handsomer ornament of a dinner-table than clusters of nosegays, and all sorts of uneatable decorations.

    Gryll Grange Thomas Love Peacock
  • On coming to my first bit of bread to-day I found it uneatable.

    Ladysmith H. W. Nevinson
  • And the food got so uneatable that I lived on crackers for the last fortnight.

    Virginia Ellen Glasgow
  • The dinner she served up this evening was all but uneatable.

    The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for uneatable

uneatable

/ʌnˈiːtəbəl/
adjective
1.
not pleasant or safe enough to be eaten

eatable

/ˈiːtəbəl/
adjective
1.
fit or suitable for eating; edible
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Word Origin and History for uneatable

eatable

adj.

late 15c., from eat + -able.

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