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ineradicable

[in-i-rad-i-kuh-buh l] /ˌɪn ɪˈræd ɪ kə bəl/
adjective
1.
not eradicable; not capable of being eradicated, rooted out, or completely removed.
Origin of ineradicable
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; in-3 + eradicable
Related forms
ineradicableness, noun
ineradicably, adverb
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  • One of the most frequent accusations against us among foreigners, is that we are wholly and ineradicably sordid.

    Teaching the Child Patriotism Kate Upson Clarke
  • We found that the sense of up and down is ineradicably fixed by the balancing apparatus of the body.

    Disowned Victor Endersby
  • Ever since, the nettle grows profusely and ineradicably round the Tower of Seneca, as a warning to moral philosophers.

    Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2 Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • A place of reward and a place of punishment are ineradicably associated with mythology.

  • Religion is ineradicably woven into the every-day life of this race: a Spaniard is half mystic by inheritance.

    Heroic Spain Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • He looked at his arms, empty; touched his lips, where once her kiss had been, so infinitely and ineradicably sweet.

    The Covered Wagon Emerson Hough
  • Some survive but in fragments of fantastic folk-lore, still lingering on ineradicably as the parasites of more modern creeds.

    The Cradle of Mankind W.A. Wigram
  • It is that which is closest to human nature; it is ineradicably empirical, not theological nor metaphysical nor mathematical.

  • Pet kissed Mrs. Crull, and placed her little hand confidingly in the large, ineradicably red hand of her protectress.

    Round the Block

    John Bell Bouton
  • Man comes into the world having implanted in him ineradicably the desire of happiness and aversion from pain.

British Dictionary definitions for ineradicably

ineradicable

/ˌɪnɪˈrædɪkəbəl/
adjective
1.
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 ineradicably

ineradicable

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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