Definition of inextricable
1 : forming a maze or tangle from which it is impossible to get free
2a : incapable of being disentangled or untied an inextricable knotb : not capable of being solved
inextricabilityplay \ˌi-nik-ˌstri-kə-ˈbi-lə-tē, (ˌ)i-ˌnek-(ˌ)stri-\ noun
inextricablyplay \ˌi-nik-ˈstri-kə-blē, (ˌ)i-ˈnek-(ˌ)stri-\ adverb
Examples of inextricable in a Sentence
He argues that there is an inextricable link between poverty and poor health.
Recent Examples of inextricable from the Web
But because of his contract, and the inextricable extent to which the Angels have tied their fortunes to his, Pujols cannot merely survive to be considered a success.
Keep Talking consists of two separate but inextricable pieces: the Oculus Rift software, and a paper manual sitting on the demo table in a three-hole notebook.
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Origin and Etymology of inextricable
Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin inextricabilis, from in- + extricabilis extricable
First Known Use: 15th century
INEXTRICABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inextricable for English Language Learners
: impossible to separate : closely joined or related
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