unusable


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un·us·a·ble

 (ŭn-yo͞o′zə-bəl)
adj.
1. That cannot be used: unusable byproducts.
2. Not fit for use: unusable files on corrupted disks.
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unusable

(ʌnˈjuːzəbəl)
adj
not able or fit to be used
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unusable - not capable of being used
useless - having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully; "a kitchen full of useless gadgets"; "she is useless in an emergency"
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unusable

adjective
1. Incapable of being used or availed of to advantage:
2. Having no useful purpose:
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Translations

unusable

[ˈʌnˈjuːzəbl] ADJinservible, inútil
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unusable

[ˌʌnˈjuːzəbəl] adjinutilisable
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

unusable

adjunbrauchbar; roadunbefahrbar
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unusable

[ʌnˈjuːzəbl] adjinservibile, inutilizzabile
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References in classic literature ?
She is ballasted with utilities; not altogether with unusable pig-lead and kentledge.
PC Lauren Chapman said: "If the defibrillator unit had been required to help someone and give life-saving assistance it would have been unusable.
Manjusha Roy, district panchayat CEO said,"The entire survey is yet to be done and on the basis of the survey it will be clear how many toilets are unusable. Action will be taken depending on the direction government gives." (ANI)
Officials told media that how can one expect them to save the lives of the citizen when their own lives are at risk due to the unusable weapons.
Other reviewers said the left side of the inner, bigger display would keep flickering and would become unusable.
A container for your unusable or unwanted lights will be available in the Ganek Municipal Center lobby during normal business hours.
damage has and parts are now unusable Rob Parker "They will continue to work with the community and anyone with any concerns should approach them and they will try and help in any way they can."
Solicitors on their behalf wrote: "Our client anticipates that it may make up to half of the rooms of the hotel unusable."
He added that as well as reportedly fighting, the Brits had apparently vandalised the train toilets, saying: "They also made four toilets unusable by defecating next to the toilet instead of in it.
Thousands of people who use this road daily put their lives at risk because the condition is near unusable.
"The old decorations are unusable and the new ones, from the proposal that I have seen, will give us some decent Christmas decorations that will last us at least six years," he told the Sunday Mail.