- 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.
inoperable definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
not operable; specif.,
- not practicable
- that will not practicably allow of surgical operation: an inoperable cancer
inoperable definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Not functioning; inoperative.
- Unsuitable for a surgical procedure: an inoperable tumor.
- in·opˌer·a·bilˈi·ty noun
- in·opˈer·a·bly adverb
inoperable - Medical Definition
Unsuitable for a surgical procedure.
- inoperability noun