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inviable

[ in-vahy-uh-buhl ]
/ ɪnˈvaɪ ə bəl /
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adjective Biology.
(of an organism) incapable of sustaining its own life.
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Origin of inviable

First recorded in 1915–20; in-3 + viable

OTHER WORDS FROM inviable

in·vi·a·bil·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for inviable

inviable
/ (ɪnˈvaɪəbəl) /

adjective
not viable, esp financially; not able to survivean inviable company

Derived forms of inviable

inviability or inviableness, nouninviably, adverb
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Medical definitions for inviable

inviable
[ ĭn-vīə-bəl ]

adj.
Unable to survive or develop normally.
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