in·​ex·​tin·​guish·​able | \ ˌi-nik-ˈstiŋ-gwi-shə-bəl How to pronounce inextinguishable (audio) , -ˈstiŋ-wi- \

Definition of inextinguishable

: not extinguishable : unquenchable an inextinguishable flame an inextinguishable longing

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inextinguishably \ ˌi-​nik-​ˈstiŋ-​gwi-​shə-​blē How to pronounce inextinguishable (audio) , -​ˈstiŋ-​wi-​ \ adverb

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freedom remains an inextinguishable dream for people around the world possesses an inextinguishable optimism that the voters find very appealing
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First Known Use of inextinguishable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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9 May 2022

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“Inextinguishable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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