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inarticulate

 [in″ahr-tik´u-lat]
1. not having joints; disjointed.
2. uttered so as to be unintelligible; incapable of articulate speech.

in·ar·tic·u·late

(in'ar-tik'yū-lăt),
1. Not articulate in speech.
2. Unable to express oneself satisfactorily in words.

inarticulate

/in·ar·tic·u·late/ (in″ahr-tik´u-lat)
1. not having joints; disjointed.
2. uttered so as to be unintelligible; incapable of articulate speech.

inarticulate

(ĭn′är-tĭk′yə-lĭt)
adj.
1. Uttered without the use of normal words or syllables; incomprehensible as speech or language: "a cry ... that ... sank down into an inarticulate whine" (Jack London).
2. Unable to speak; speechless: inarticulate with astonishment.
3. Unable to speak with clarity or eloquence: an inarticulate debater.
4. Going unexpressed: inarticulate sorrow.
5. Biology Not having joints or segments.

in′ar·tic′u·late·ly adv.
in′ar·tic′u·late·ness, in′ar·tic′u·la·cy (-lə-sē) n.

in·ar·tic·u·late

(in'ahr-tik'yū-lăt)
1. Not fluent in the form of intelligible speech.
2. Unable to satisfactorily express oneself in words.

inarticulate

not having joints; disjointed.
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