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[ih-mezh-er-uh-buh l] /ɪˈmɛʒ ər ə bəl/
incapable of being measured; limitless:
the immeasurable vastness of the universe.
Origin of immeasurable
First recorded in 1350-1400, immeasurable is from the Middle English word immesurable. See im-2, measurable
Related forms
immeasurability, immeasurableness, noun
immeasurably, adverb Unabridged
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  • The immeasurable, eternal caverns of the ocean were scooped.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • The troop of the stars was posted in the immeasurable deeps of the firmament.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • And yet beneath all his discomfort there was a full tide of immeasurable happiness.

    Cleo The Magnificent

    Louis Zangwill
  • What is it that would seem to determine this immeasurable privilege of Access to Him?

    The Prodigal Returns Lilian Staveley
  • How full of gayety, yet immeasurable tenderness, is her speaking face!

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for immeasurable


incapable of being measured, esp by virtue of great size; limitless
Derived Forms
immeasurability, immeasurableness, noun
immeasurably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for immeasurable

mid-15c., from im- + measurable. It could alternate with immensurable (1530s), from French, from Late Latin immensurabilis, from assimilated form of in- "not" + mensurabilis "able to be measured," from mensurare "to measure." Related: Immeasurably.

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