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immeasurable

[ih-mezh-er-uh-buh l] /ɪˈmɛʒ ər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being measured; limitless:
the immeasurable vastness of the universe.
Origin of immeasurable
1350-1400
First recorded in 1350-1400, immeasurable is from the Middle English word immesurable. See im-2, measurable
Related forms
immeasurability, immeasurableness, noun
immeasurably, adverb
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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

immeasurable

/ɪˈmɛʒərəbəl/
adjective
1.
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
adj.

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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