Definition of "inoperable" [inoperable]

  • (adjective) Not functioning; inoperative.
  • (adjective) Unsuitable for a surgical procedure: an inoperable tumor.

Use "inoperable" in a sentence

  • "But Allison Frey, whose aggressive form of thyroid cancer spread to her liver in inoperable patches, says that approach has made her cancer an illness she can manage much like a diabetic manages insulin."
  • "When something is called inoperable, basically that means that performing an operation will actually cause more harm than good."
  • "Some of the discussion will revolve around the definition of "inoperable" used in PARTNER B and the use of "standard" therapy in these patients."

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