inextricable

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adjective in·ex·tri·ca·ble \ˌi-nik-ˈstri-kə-bəl, (ˌ)i-ˈnek-(ˌ)stri-\

Definition of inextricable

  1. 1 :  forming a maze or tangle from which it is impossible to get free

  2. 2 a :  incapable of being disentangled or untied <an inextricable knot> b :  not capable of being solved

inextricability

play \ˌi-nik-ˌstri-kə-ˈbi-lə-tē, (ˌ)i-ˌnek-(ˌ)stri-\ noun

inextricably

play \ˌi-nik-ˈstri-kə-blē, (ˌ)i-ˈnek-(ˌ)stri-\ adverb

Examples of inextricable in a sentence

  1. He argues that there is an inextricable link between poverty and poor health.

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

inextricable

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adjective in·ex·tri·ca·ble \ˌi-nik-ˈstri-kə-bəl, (ˌ)i-ˈnek-(ˌ)stri-\

Definition of inextricable for English Language Learners

  • : impossible to separate : closely joined or related



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