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[non-vahy-uh-buh l]
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  1. not capable of living, growing, and developing, as an embryo, seed, or plant.
  2. not practicable or workable: a nonviable plan.
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Origin of nonviable

First recorded in 1875–80; non- + viable
Related formsnon·vi·a·bil·i·ty, noun
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Related Words for nonviable

illogical, speculative, unworkable, unusable, improbable, unreal, absurd, unwise, quixotic, impossible, unattainable, useless, impractical, inoperable, abstract, chimerical, idealistic, impracticable, inapplicable, inefficacious

nonviable in Medicine


  1. Not capable of living or developing independently. Used especially of an embryo or fetus.
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