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in·ed·i·ble

 (ĭn-ĕd′ə-bəl)
adj.
Unfit to be eaten; not edible.

in·ed′i·bil′i·ty n.
in·ed′i·bly adv.

inedible

(ɪnˈɛdɪbəl)
adj
not fit to be eaten; uneatable
inˌediˈbility n

in•ed•i•ble

(ɪnˈɛd ə bəl)

adj.
not edible; unfit to be eaten.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inedible - not suitable for foodinedible - not suitable for food    
indigestible - digested with difficulty
unpalatable - not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind; "an unpalatable meal"; "unpalatable truths"; "unpalatable behavior"
tough - resistant to cutting or chewing
comestible, eatable, edible - suitable for use as food

inedible

adjective uneatable, unpalatable, disagreeable, unpleasant, distasteful, unsavoury, repugnant, unappetizing They complained of being given food which was inedible.
Translations
لا يُؤْكَل، غَيْر صالِح للأكْل
nejedlýnepoživatelný
uspiselig
ehetetlen
óætur
nevalgomas
neēdams
nejedlý
yenilmezyenmez

inedible

[ɪnˈedɪbl] ADJ (= unpleasant) → incomible; (= poisonous) → no comestible

inedible

[ɪnˈɛdɪbəl] adj
(= unappetizing) [food] → immangeable
(= poisonous) [mushroom, plant] → non comestible

inedible

adjnicht essbar; (= unpleasant) meal etcungenießbar

inedible

[ɪnˈɛdɪbl] adj (not to be eaten) → non commestibile; (not fit to be eaten) → immangiabile

inedible

(inˈedibl) adjective
not fit or suitable to be eaten. The meal was inedible.
References in classic literature ?
Here was no meat, nothing but a threatening and inedible silence.
Now, she is cycling around Nantes to find inedible food scraps and turn them into black golda rich compost allowing local farmers, gardeners and supermarkets to supply nutritious foods.
Screenwriter Daisy Goodwin "Sometimes you're given food that is really so inedible the only way through it is English mustard."
It produces a drooping terminal spike of cream flowers in summer that, in plants not cut down for three or four years, are sometimes followed by inedible green banana fruits to 6cm long.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Apr 30 (ANI): The Election Commission of India (ECI) wrote to West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) and gave the approval to put the mark of inedible ink on voter's left middle finger for by-election to State Legislative Assembly.
The authority also recovered 100kg inedible and unhealthy color from the factories.
The factory employees used to mix inedible colors in spices and the working condition was much poor and filthy.
THE young person's unit at Bridgend's Parc Prison has been criticised for serving "bland" and "inedible" food to inmates.
I feel awful because I know she loves to bake but the desserts are inedible.
Similar to non-toxic, but inedible, toy slimes produced by companies like Play-Doh, the Jell-O slime will be washable with soap and water.
Food and livestock exports rose 31.2%, followed by raw materials, inedible, excluding fuel, with 26.8%, while a decrease was registered only in mineral fuel, lubricants and related products (7.8%), reports Focus News Agency.A
A businessman was so repulsed by the food served to him on a British Airways flight he called it 'inedible' and said he 'wouldn't even feed it to a dog'.