inextinguishable

adjective in·ex·tin·guish·able \ ˌi-nik-ˈstiŋ-gwi-shə-bəl , -ˈstiŋ-wi- \

Definition of inextinguishable

: not extinguishable : unquenchable
  • an inextinguishable flame
  • an inextinguishable longing

inextinguishably

play \ˌi-nik-ˈstiŋ-gwi-shə-blē, -ˈstiŋ-wi-\ adverb

Examples of inextinguishable in a Sentence

  1. freedom remains an inextinguishable dream for people around the world

  2. possesses an inextinguishable optimism that the voters find very appealing

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First Known Use of inextinguishable

15th century

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