Definition of inedible in English:



  • Not fit or suitable for eating:

    ‘an inedible variety of mushroom’
    • ‘However, it proved to be possible, using only the parts discarded as inedible, to reconstruct ‘a very nearly perfect specimen’.’
    • ‘Anything inedible is composted, along with any packaging which can no longer be reused.’
    • ‘I told the waiter there was only the most minute amount of meat on my lobster and it was inedible.’
    • ‘I don't know if it was the beef or the noodles or both which were to blame, but my food wasn't very warm and was so oily it was virtually inedible.’
    • ‘With mountains of inedible packed lunches staring us in our bored little faces, something was bound to give.’
    • ‘Cook the asparagus in salted water; drain and cut away any inedible ends.’
    • ‘But it proved inedible and they ended up going having to out for a meal at the Village Tavern.’
    • ‘The poor things had been rendered totally inedible in a vat of tasteless oil.’
    • ‘Firstly they disguise egg white, that inedible devil's gloop, as the most delicious manna from heaven.’
    • ‘This time of year they seem only to last for a few hours before they are inedible.’
    • ‘In 1740 during an intense frost, birds fell to the ground frozen in flight and rock-hard bread was inedible.’
    • ‘The vegetable dumplings, in contrast, were almost inedible, with a slimy exterior and no discernible flavour.’
    • ‘The grey city took you in its mouth and spat you out as inedible and you felt you had survived something that would kill a normal person.’
    • ‘Sharing space with the sweet and sugary stuff will be all kinds of inedible things from consumer durables and garments to furniture and lifestyle products.’
    • ‘It smells delicious (if you can get past the scent of melted plastic, that is) and it's probably completely inedible.’
    • ‘Sadly, it was served with a dated garnish of kiwi, strawberry and orange, complete with inedible peel.’
    • ‘There are many inedible poisonous mushrooms out there to be mistaken for edible ones.’
    • ‘The tightly bound tournedos of salmon adorned with candied lime was inedible - none of the flaky, moist delicateness that the fish is all about.’
    • ‘The cold was harsh and some found the food inedible and spat it out over the parapet.’
    • ‘Fruit growing in gardens and fish from the local rivers are mutated and inedible.’
    uneatable, indigestible, unconsumable, unpalatable, unwholesome, unsavoury
    stale, not fit to eat, rotten, off, bad, putrid, rancid
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