in·​ex·​pung·​ible ˌi-nik-ˈspən-jə-bəl How to pronounce inexpungible (audio)
: incapable of being obliterated

Examples of inexpungible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Through the expansive use of unsettling video footage showing both Trump's words and the brutal rampage that followed, the managers are using their moment in the national spotlight to make the searing images of havoc the inexpungible legacy of the Trump presidency. Peter Baker, Star Tribune, 11 Feb. 2021 Derrida’s trace perhaps finds its most ideal expression today in the indelible, inexpungible realm of cyberspace. Jerrine Tan, Wired, 4 Aug. 2022 But no one can easily forget, in this new book as in the older ones, the intensity of Céline’s realization of the inexpungible human emotions of hatred and horror. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 15 June 2022

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Word History


in- + expunge

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inexpungible was in 1888

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“Inexpungible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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