ir·​rad·​i·​ca·​ble | \ i-ˈra-di-kə-bəl How to pronounce irradicable (audio) , ˌi(r)- \

Definition of irradicable

: impossible to eradicate : deep-rooted irradicable hatred

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irradicably \ i-​ˈra-​di-​kə-​blē How to pronounce irradicable (audio) , ˌi(r)-​ \ adverb

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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, "How Do You Explain Henry Kissinger?," 28 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of irradicable

1728, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for irradicable

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

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“Irradicable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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