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inextricable

adjective in·ex·tri·ca·ble \ˌi-nik-ˈstri-kə-bəl, (ˌ)i-ˈnek-(ˌ)stri-\

: impossible to separate : closely joined or related

Full Definition of INEXTRICABLE

1
:  forming a maze or tangle from which it is impossible to get free
2
a :  incapable of being disentangled or untied <an inextricable knot>
b :  not capable of being solved
in·ex·tri·ca·bil·i·ty \ˌi-nik-ˌstri-kə-ˈbi-lə-tē, (ˌ)i-ˌnek-(ˌ)stri-\ noun
in·ex·tri·ca·bly \ˌi-nik-ˈstri-kə-blē, (ˌ)i-ˈnek-(ˌ)stri-\ adverb

Examples of INEXTRICABLE

  1. He argues that there is an inextricable link between poverty and poor health.

Origin of INEXTRICABLE

Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin inextricabilis, from in- + extricabilis extricable
First Known Use: 15th century

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