ineradicable

[ in-i-rad-i-kuh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪn ɪˈræd ɪ kə bəl /

adjective

not eradicable; not capable of being eradicated, rooted out, or completely removed.

Nearby words

  1. inequality,
  2. inequilateral,
  3. inequitable,
  4. inequity,
  5. inequivalve,
  6. inerasable,
  7. inerrable,
  8. inerrancy,
  9. inerrant,
  10. inerrantism

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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British Dictionary definitions for ineradicable

ineradicable

/ (ˌɪnɪˈrædɪkəbəl) /

adjective

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

ineradicable

adj.

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

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