inextinguishable

adjective
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 inextinguishably (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
Recent Examples on the Web But even without the exposition, the melodies are decipherable: There is love and loss and inextinguishable longing. National Geographic, "In Corsica, on a quest for beautiful harmony," 24 July 2019 The noise crescendoed and seemed inextinguishable, oddly reminiscent of the dosimeters in HBO’s recent portrayal of the Chernobyl disaster. Jake Fischer, SI.com, "Zion Williamson Creates Raucous Atmosphere in Summer League Debut," 5 July 2019 Our love for making and performing music is inextinguishable. Tess Koman, Cosmopolitan, "Linkin Park Addresses Chester Bennington's Suicide in Gut-Wrenching Facebook Post," 24 July 2017 Our love for making and performing music is inextinguishable. Lindsay Kimble, PEOPLE.com, "Linkin Park Reflects on Chester Bennington's Fearlessness and Big Heart in Emotional Letter: 'You Touched So Many Lives'," 24 July 2017 Our love for making and performing music is inextinguishable. Time, "'Our Hearts Are Broken': Read Linkin Park's Emotional Letter to Chester Bennington," 24 July 2017 Our love for making and performing music is inextinguishable. Mary J. Dimeglio, Billboard, "Read Linkin Park's Tribute to Chester Bennington: 'Our Hearts Are Broken'," 24 July 2017 Our love for making and performing music is inextinguishable. George Varga, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Read Linkin Park's heartfelt letter to its deceased singer, Chester Bennington," 24 July 2017 Yet, on the inside, there relentlessly pumped a bleeding heart for the voiceless and also an inextinguishable righteous anger against injustice, powerful bullies and bigots. Rubén Rosario, Twin Cities, "Rosario: A tribute to my mentor, Jimmy Breslin," 24 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of inextinguishable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Inextinguishable.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inextinguishable. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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