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inextinguishable

[ in-ik-sting-gwi-shuh-buhl ]
/ ˌɪn ɪkˈstɪŋ gwɪ ʃə bəl /
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adjective
not extinguishable: an inextinguishable fire.
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Origin of inextinguishable

First recorded in 1500–10; in-3 + extinguishable

OTHER WORDS FROM inextinguishable

in·ex·tin·guish·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for inextinguishable

inextinguishable
/ (ˌɪnɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃəbəl) /

adjective
not able to be extinguished, quenched, or put to an end

Derived forms of inextinguishable

inextinguishableness, nouninextinguishably, adverb
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