[ in-i-rad-i-kuh-buhl ]
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  1. not eradicable; not capable of being eradicated, rooted out, or completely removed.

Origin of ineradicable

First recorded in 1810–20; in-3 + eradicable

Other words from ineradicable

  • in·e·rad·i·ca·ble·ness, noun
  • in·e·rad·i·ca·bly, adverb

Words Nearby ineradicable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use ineradicable in a sentence

  • She has, as most true country people have, an ineradicable and fundamental passion for independence.

    The American Country Girl | Martha Foote Crow
  • The law of the former is stamped upon him by an incorruptible consciousness, that of the latter by an ineradicable feeling.

    The Aesthetical Essays | Friedrich Schiller
  • ineradicable hospitality and appreciation glowed on old man Ellison's weather-tanned face.

    Sixes and Sevens | O. Henry

British Dictionary definitions for ineradicable


/ (ˌɪnɪˈrædɪkəbəl) /

  1. not able to be removed or rooted out; inextirpable: an ineradicable disease

Derived forms of ineradicable

  • ineradicableness, noun
  • ineradicably, adverb

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