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Etymology edit

in- +‎ solvable. Piecewise doublet of insoluble and unsolvable.

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  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈsɒlvəbəl/
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Adjective edit

insolvable (comparative more insolvable, superlative most insolvable)

  1. Impossible to solve; insoluble.
    • 1741, I[saac] Watts, The Improvement of the Mind: Or, A Supplement to the Art of Logick: [], London: [] James Brackstone, [], →OCLC:
      insolvable difficulties
  2. Incapable of being paid or discharged.
    an insolvable debt
  3. Not capable of being loosed or disentangled; inextricable.

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French edit

Etymology edit

From in- +‎ solvable.

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insolvable (plural insolvables)

  1. insolvent

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