inoperable








adjective

  1. not operable or practicable.
  2. Medicine/Medical. not admitting of a surgical operation because the pathological condition is not amenable to cure by surgery or because of undue risk.Compare operable(def 1).

adjective

  1. incapable of being implemented or operated; unworkable
  2. surgery not suitable for operation without risk, esp (of a malignant tumour) because metastasis has rendered surgery useless
adj.

1856, from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + operable.

adj.

  1. Unsuitable for a surgical procedure.

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