inescapable

[ in-uh-skey-puh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪn əˈskeɪ pə bəl /

adjective

incapable of being escaped, ignored, or avoided; ineluctable: inescapable responsibilities.

Origin of inescapable

First recorded in 1785–95; in-3 + escapable
Related formsin·es·cap·a·ble·ness, nounin·es·cap·a·bly, adverb
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inescapable

/ (ˌɪnɪˈskeɪpəbəl) /

adjective

incapable of being escaped or avoided
Derived Formsinescapably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inescapable

inescapable


adj.

1792, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + escapable (see escape). Related: Inescapably.

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