extricable

[ ek-stri-kuh-buh l, ik-strik-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈɛk strɪ kə bəl, ɪkˈstrɪk ə bəl /

adjective

capable of being extricated.

Nearby words

  1. extremitas,
  2. extremities,
  3. extremity,
  4. extremophile,
  5. extremum,
  6. extricate,
  7. extrication,
  8. extrinsic,
  9. extrinsic allergic alveolitis,
  10. extrinsic eye muscle

Origin of extricable

1615–25; < Latin extric(āre) (see extricate) + -able

Related formsnon·ex·tri·ca·ble, adjectivenon·ex·tri·ca·bly, adverbun·ex·tri·ca·ble, adjective

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Word Origin and History for extricable

extricable

adj.

1620s, from extricate + -able. Related: Extricably.

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