irradicable

adjective

ir·​rad·​i·​ca·​ble i-ˈra-di-kə-bəl How to pronounce irradicable (audio)
ˌi(r)-
: impossible to eradicate : deep-rooted
irradicable hatred
irradicably adverb

Examples of irradicable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What Gewen focuses on, and excels at, is the story of how the rise of gangster dictators left an irradicable impression on the Jewish intellectuals who escaped Nazi Germany before World War II. John A. Farrell, New York Times, 28 Apr. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin irradicabilis, from Latin in- + radic-, radix root — more at root

First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of irradicable was in 1728

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“Irradicable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irradicable. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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