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insolvable

[ in-sol-vuh-buhl ]
/ ɪnˈsɒl və bəl /
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adjective
incapable of being solved or explained; insoluble.
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Origin of insolvable

First recorded in 1640–50; in-3 + solvable

OTHER WORDS FROM insolvable

in·solv·a·bil·i·ty, nounin·solv·a·bly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH insolvable

insoluble, insolvable , unsolvable
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British Dictionary definitions for insolvable

insolvable
/ (ɪnˈsɒlvəbəl) /

adjective
another word for insoluble (def. 2)

Derived forms of insolvable

insolvability, nouninsolvably, adverb
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