Interminable In*ter"mi*na*ble, a. [L. interminabilis: cf. F. interminable. See {Terminate}.] Without termination; admitting no limit; boundless; endless; wearisomely protracted; as, interminable space or duration; interminable sufferings; an interminable sermon. [1913 Webster +PJC]

That wild interminable waste of waves. --Grainger.

Syn: Boundless; endless; limitless; illimitable; immeasurable; infinite; unbounded; unlimited. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • interminable — I adjective boundless, ceaseless, constant, continual, continuous, drawn out, durable, endless, eternal, everlasting, extended, extensive, illimitable, immeasurable, incessant, indeterminate, inexhaustible, infinite, innumerable, limitless, long… …   Law dictionary

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  • interminable — [in tʉr′mi nə bəl] adj. [OFr < LL interminabilis: see IN 2 & TERMINABLE] without, or apparently without, end; lasting, or seeming to last, forever; endless interminably adv …   English World dictionary

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