ineradicable

adjective
in·​erad·​i·​ca·​ble | \ˌi-ni-ˈra-di-kə-bəl \

Definition of ineradicable 

: incapable of being eradicated

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Other Words from ineradicable

ineradicability \ ˌi-​ni-​ˌra-​di-​kə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun
ineradicably \ ˌi-​ni-​ˈra-​di-​kə-​blē \ adverb

Examples of ineradicable in a Sentence

She made an ineradicable impression on us.

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As with tattoos, images that seem to be decoratively superficial are personal, political and ineradicable. Holland Cotter, Roberta Smith And Martha Schwendener, New York Times, "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week," 28 Sep. 2017 Certainly the needs satisfied by horror fiction are recurrent and ineradicable. New York Times, "Notes From the Book Review Archives," 27 Oct. 2017 Meanwhile, terrorism is an ineradicable risk that may increase as technology permits smaller numbers of people to effect greater harms. Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic, "Moderation in Defense of Liberty Is No Vice," 2 May 2017 The honest, informed prohibitionist acknowledges that his preferred policy is inseparable from ineradicable black markets in narcotics, which have fueled street violence throughout the War on Drugs. Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic, "How Drug Prohibition Fuels American Carnage," 21 June 2017

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First Known Use of ineradicable

1818, in the meaning defined above

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ineradicable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of ineradicable

: impossible to remove or forget

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