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ineradicable

[in-i-rad-i-kuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. not eradicable; not capable of being eradicated, rooted out, or completely removed.

Origin of ineradicable

First recorded in 1810–20; in-3 + eradicable
Related formsin·e·rad·i·ca·ble·ness, nounin·e·rad·i·ca·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for ineradicable

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Historical Examples

  • Yet the men had an ineradicable propensity to dicker among themselves.

  • But if in this she was a comedienne then it was but a great achievement of her ineradicable honesty.

    The Arrow of Gold

    Joseph Conrad

  • Both the arts of peace and of war have left an ineradicable impress.

  • But she had faint, ineradicable prejudices, and instincts not quite dormant.

    Michael

    E. F. Benson

  • As is still true in this infection, the virus proved to be ineradicable.

    Man Made

    Albert R. Teichner


British Dictionary definitions for ineradicable

ineradicable

adjective
  1. not able to be removed or rooted out; inextirpablean ineradicable disease
Derived Formsineradicableness, nounineradicably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for ineradicable

adj.

1794, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + eradicable (see eradicate). Related: Ineradicably.

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