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

Synonyms & Antonyms for inextinguishable


imperishable, indestructible


destructible, extinguishable, perishable

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Examples of inextinguishable in a Sentence

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

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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,, "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,, "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 To this idea might be added the profound and inextinguishable longing for better and more fortunate conditions than those which the Earth offers us. Bruce Sterling, WIRED, "Vintage Visions: Essays on Early Science Fiction, edited by Arthur B. Evans," 9 July 2013

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First Known Use of inextinguishable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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to mark by some ceremony or observation

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