[in-i-rad-i-kuh-buh l]


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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ineradicably

Historical Examples of ineradicably

  • One of the most frequent accusations against us among foreigners, is that we are wholly and ineradicably sordid.

  • We found that the sense of up and down is ineradicably fixed by the balancing apparatus of the body.


    Victor Endersby

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

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for ineradicably



not able to be removed or rooted out; inextirpablean ineradicable disease
Derived Formsineradicableness, nounineradicably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for ineradicably



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

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