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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (irrespressible)
a. incontrolable
In some people the pills may cause an uncontrollable desire to eat.A algunas personas, las pastillas les pueden producir unas ganas incontrolables de comer.
b. incontenible
The king was seized by an uncontrollable rage and he ordered the guards to arrest his brother.Una ira incontenible se apoderó del rey, y este ordenó a los guardias que detuvieran a su hermano.
c. irresistible
Julia suddenly felt an uncontrollable urge to kiss him.A Julia de repente le entraron unas ganas irresistibles de besarlo.
d. irrefrenable
As a young man Desmond had felt an uncontrollable desire to travel and had joined the merchant navy.De joven, Desmond había sentido el impulso irrefrenable de viajar y se había alistado en la marina mercante.
2. (unmanageable)
a. incontrolable
The teacher called us and told us that Tommy was uncontrollable and could not continue in the class.El maestro nos llamó y nos dijo que Tommy estaba incontrolable y que no podía seguir en clase.
b. fuera de control (adverb)
The dog was wild and completely uncontrollable.El perro estaba salvaje y completamente fuera de control.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
If the levee broke, the floodwaters would be uncontrollable.Si se llegaba a romper el dique, no habría forma de controlar las inundaciones.
The gangs of youths who rampaged through the town were uncontrollable.Las bandas de jóvenes que hacían estragos en la ciudad eran imposibles de controlar.
3. (involuntary)
a. incontrolable
The patient suffered a series of uncontrollable convulsions.El paciente sufrió una serie de convulsiones incontrolables.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. incontrolable
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uncontrollable [ˈʌnkənˈtrəʊləbl]
1 (irrepressible) [+rage, desire] incontenible; incontrolable; [+urge] irrefrenable; incontenible; [+laughter] incontenible
2 (involuntary) [+movement, spasm] incontrolable
3 (unmanageable) [+person, animal, situation] incontrolable; [+car, boat, aeroplane] fuera de control
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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