inextinguishable

[ in-ik-sting-gwi-shuh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪn ɪkˈstɪŋ gwɪ ʃə bəl /

adjective

not extinguishable: an inextinguishable fire.

Nearby words

  1. inexpressible,
  2. inexpressive,
  3. inexpugnable,
  4. inexpungible,
  5. inextensible,
  6. inextirpable,
  7. inextricable,
  8. inextricably,
  9. inez,
  10. inf

Origin of inextinguishable

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

Related formsin·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 Formsinextinguishableness, nouninextinguishably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for inextinguishable

inextinguishable

adj.

c.1500, from in- (2) "not" + extinguishable (see extinguish). Related: Inextinguishably; inextinguishability.

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