Simple Definition of inextricable
: 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
Examples of inextricable in a sentence
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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