in·​erad·​i·​ca·​ble ˌi-ni-ˈra-di-kə-bəl How to pronounce ineradicable (audio)
: incapable of being eradicated
ineradicability noun
ineradicably adverb

Examples of ineradicable in a Sentence

She made an ineradicable impression on us.
Recent Examples on the Web Yet the legend of Burden the outlaw hero, willing to go all in on his performances, has proved ineradicable. Jackson Arn, The New Yorker, 31 Mar. 2023 The infected, who slowly hybridize with the parasites to become more impervious, may well be ineradicable as a species. Inkoo Kang, The New Yorker, 15 Jan. 2023 Stutz thinks of Part X as an ineradicable evil that is always threatening to nullify our being. Charles McNultytheater Critic, Los Angeles Times, 12 Jan. 2023 Why is the confirmation bias, in particular— this is the most damaging one of all—why is the confirmation bias so ineradicable? Chris Mooney, Discover Magazine, 17 June 2011 The ineradicable ache of a mother’s loss comes through with devastating force, and so, too, does playwright Inda Craig-Galván’s anger at the conditions that allow such losses to keep happening., 26 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ineradicable was in 1818

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“Ineradicable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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