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
On the other, cultural portrayals of anorexia have become inextricable from the disease itself.
Quickly the Saints and the city of New Orleans forged an inextricable, inexplicable bond.
Mr. McPherson’s heart-wrenching back story is inextricable from his play, which was made into a 1996 movie starring Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton as estranged sisters reunited by illness.
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.
Gorsuch’s nomination is inextricable from its shameful political context.
Sam Kamin, a marijuana law and policy professor at the University of Denver, said the situation illustrates how inextricable marijuana tax revenue has become from Colorado’s economy.
The grand political stage and the intimate life are inseparable; identity itself is inextricable from the currents of history.
The connection between fish and reefs is inextricable, notes Kittinger.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
INEXTRICABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inextricable for English Language Learners
: impossible to separate : closely joined or related
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