nonviable


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non·vi·a·ble

 (nŏn-vī′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Not capable of living or developing: a nonviable fetus.
2. Not workable or practicable: a nonviable idea.
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nonviable

(ˌnɒnˈvaɪəbəl)
adj
(Biology) biology not capable of living or developing successfully
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non•vi•a•ble

(nɒnˈvaɪ ə bəl)

adj.
1. not capable of living, growing, and developing, as an embryo or seed.
2. not practicable or workable.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nonviable - not capable of living or developing successfully
dead - no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"
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Translations

non·vi·a·ble

n. que no puede sobrevivir.
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