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adjective [not usually before noun] unfit pronunciation in British English /ʌnˈfɪt/
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  1. 1
    below the accepted quality or standard for a particular use or purpose
    unfit to do something: The boat was unfit to sail.
    unfit for: Most of the district’s housing is unfit for habitation.
    1. a.
      not having the right qualities to do a particular job or activity
      an unfit mother
      unfit to do something: Summing up, the judge said that Brookes was unfit to hold political office.
  2. 2
    not feeling healthy or strong because you do not take regular exercise
    1. a.
      not healthy enough to work, do military service, play in a team etc
      unfit for: A persistent back problem eventually rendered him unfit for work.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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