inextricable

adjective
in·​ex·​tri·​ca·​ble | \ ˌi-nik-ˈstri-kə-bəl How to pronounce inextricable (audio) , (ˌ)i-ˈnek-(ˌ)stri- How to pronounce inextricable (audio) \

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 knot
b : not capable of being solved

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Other Words from inextricable

inextricability \ ˌi-​nik-​ˌstri-​kə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce inextricability (audio) , (ˌ)i-​ˌnek-​(ˌ)stri-​ \ noun
inextricably \ ˌi-​nik-​ˈstri-​kə-​blē How to pronounce inextricably (audio) , (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.

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Because the health of the child is inextricable from the health of the family, seeking crisis support through child-centric resources is the most direct route to addressing the most areas of concern at once. Carolyn Hax, The Mercury News, "Ask Carolyn Hax: My marriage is failing and I’m taking it out on my kid," 6 June 2019 Because the health of the child is inextricable from the health of the family, seeking crisis support through child-centric resources is the most direct route to addressing the most areas of concern at once. Carolyn Hax, Detroit Free Press, "Mom takes stress out on child," 6 June 2019 Because the health of the child is inextricable from the health of the family, seeking crisis support though child-centric resources is the most direct route to addressing the most areas of concern at once. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, "Carolyn Hax: Stressed out and always angry, a mother feels herself losing control," 5 June 2019 Because the health of the child is inextricable from the health of the family, seeking crisis support through child-centric resources is the most direct route to addressing the most areas of concern at once. oregonlive.com, "Carolyn Hax: When angry I am too rough with my little boy and it horrifies me," 5 June 2019 After all, art and religion were inextricable for Sister Wendy. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Sister Wendy Beckett, the Nun Who Made Art History Into Must-Watch TV, Has Died," 27 Dec. 2018 Catwalking/Getty Images Lyons was the subject of magazine profiles and a frequent flyer at the Met Gala, fashion’s biggest event of the year, and her presence is inextricable from J.Crew’s popularity during this era. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Jenna Lyons, the former powerhouse behind J.Crew, finally announced her next move," 9 Oct. 2018 On numerous occasions as president, Mr. Bush invoked the Frenchman when explaining that service and freedom are inextricable in American life. C. Boyden Gray And, WSJ, "Here’s the Point of ‘Points of Light’," 1 Oct. 2018 Even after two decades, residents vividly remember the inextricable link between the town and the murder. New York Times, "In Texas, a Decades-Old Hate Crime, Forgiven but Never Forgotten," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of inextricable

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for inextricable

Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin inextricabilis, from in- + extricabilis extricable

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inextricable

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English Language Learners Definition of inextricable

formal : impossible to separate : closely joined or related

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