Incomprehensible In*com`pre*hen"si*ble, a. [L. incomprehensibilis: cf. F. incompr['e]hensible. See {In-} not, and {Comprehensible}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not capable of being contained within limits. [1913 Webster]

An infinite and incomprehensible substance. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

2. Not capable of being comprehended or understood; beyond the reach of the human intellect; inconceivable. [1913 Webster]

And all her numbered stars that seem to roll Spaces incomprehensible. --Milton. -- {In*com`pre*hen"si*ble*ness}, n. -- {In*com`pre*hen"si*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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