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.
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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