If you say that something is inedible, you mean you cannot eat it, for example because it tastes bad or is poisonous.

Detainees complained of being given food which is inedible.

...the unnecessary killing of large numbers of inedible fish.


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  • inedible — inedible, uneatable Inedible means ‘not suitable for eating’, whereas uneatable refers to food and means ‘not fit to be eaten’ because of its condition rather than its nature …   Modern English usage

  • Inedible — In*ed i*ble, a. [LL. inedibilis. See {In } not, and {Edible}.] Not edible; not fit for use as food. {In*ed i*bil i*ty}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inedible — index repugnant (exciting aversion) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inedible — (adj.) unfit to eat, 1822, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + EDIBLE (Cf. edible). Related: Inedibly; inedibility …   Etymology dictionary

  • inedible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not fit for eating …   English terms dictionary

  • inedible — [in ed′ə bəl] adj. not edible; not fit to be eaten inedibility n …   English World dictionary

  • inedible — in|ed|i|ble [ınˈedıbəl] adj if something is inedible, you cannot eat it because it tastes bad or is poisonous ≠ ↑edible ▪ The meat was so burnt that it was inedible …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inedible — 1. adjective not edible; not appropriate, worthy, or safe to eat Ant: edible 2. noun Anything inedible; that which is not a foodstuff …   Wiktionary

  • inedible — See eatable and uneatable. See uneatable, inedible …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • inedible — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ totally ▪ The food was totally inedible. ▪ almost, nearly …   Collocations dictionary

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