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in·ed·i·ble

inedible

 
pronunciation:
In e d bl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: not suitable or safe to be eaten.
antonyms:
edible
Word Combinations  About this feature
adverb + (adj.)inedible almost, hard, largely, mostly, normally
(adj.)inedible + noun apple, breakfast, choke, covering, crop, dish, fish, flesh, food, fruit, husk, leaf, material, matter, meal, mushroom, part, plant, portion, rind, root, skin, species, vegetable, wrapper  [See all][See only the most frequent]
derivation: inedibility (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word inedible contains the following part:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.