- that will not practicably allow of surgical operation: an inoperable cancer
The definition of inoperable is something that cannot work as intended, or something that cannot be fixed through a surgical procedure.
An example of inoperable is cancer that has spread throughout the body and that can't be cured through surgery; inoperable cancer.
not operable; specif.,
- Not functioning; inoperative.
- Unsuitable for a surgical procedure: an inoperable tumor.
AdjectiveSee also: inopérable
- This type of policy replaces lost revenue when the business is inoperable, so the owner can continue to pay the lease or mortgage, insurance premiums, credit card payments, and other ongoing expenses.
- Embolization: A special material is injected into the vessel blocks blood flow, which helps control blood loss from a bleeding birthmark or reduces the size of inoperable growths.
- If the computer you are using is a business computer, it's possible the virus program can steal information or cripple the company's network by making it inoperable.
- Tammy Faye Messner, the former talk show host, celebreality star and ex-wife of television evangelist Jim Bakker, passed away July 20, 2007 from inoperable cancer.
- By choosing to jailbreak your iPhone, you also run the risk of voiding the manufacturer warranty and otherwise rendering your mobile phone inoperable.