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inextirpable

[in-ik-stur-puh-buh l] /ˌɪn ɪkˈstɜr pə bəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being extirpated:
inextirpable disease.
Origin of inextirpable
late Middle English
1425-1475
First recorded in 1425-75; late Middle English word from Latin word inexstirpābilis. See in-3, extirpate, -ble
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  • The more you cut off the branches which imprudently appear, the more powerful and inextirpable become the roots below.

British Dictionary definitions for inextirpable

inextirpable

/ˌɪnɪkˈstɜːpəbəl/
adjective
1.
not able to be extirpated; ineradicable
Derived Forms
inextirpableness, noun
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