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[in-i-rad-i-kuh-buh l] /ˌɪn ɪˈræd ɪ kə bəl/
not eradicable; not capable of being eradicated, rooted out, or completely removed.
Origin of ineradicable
First recorded in 1810-20; in-3 + eradicable
Related forms
ineradicableness, noun
ineradicably, adverb Unabridged
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  • Yet the men had an ineradicable propensity to dicker among themselves.

    The Siege of Boston Allen French
  • 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
  • But she had, too, an ineradicable vitality she could summon at need.

    The Rose Garden Husband Margaret Widdemer
  • Tenderness, as every one knows, is an ineradicable instinct of womanhood.

    Peter and Jane

    S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
British Dictionary definitions for ineradicable


not able to be removed or rooted out; inextirpable: an ineradicable disease
Derived Forms
ineradicableness, noun
ineradicably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for ineradicable

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

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