inextricable

[ in-ik-strik-uh-buhl, in-ek-stri-kuh‐ ]
/ ˌɪn ɪkˈstrɪk ə bəl, ɪnˈɛk strɪ kə‐ /

adjective

from which one cannot extricate oneself: an inextricable maze.
incapable of being disentangled, undone, loosed, or solved: an inextricable knot.
hopelessly intricate, involved, or perplexing: inextricable confusion.

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Origin of inextricable

First recorded in 1375–1425; a late Middle English word, from the Latin word inextrīcābilis; see in-3, extricable

OTHER WORDS FROM inextricable

in·ex·tri·ca·bil·i·ty [in-ik-strik-uh-bil-i-tee], /ɪn ɪkˌstrɪk əˈbɪl ɪ ti/, in·ex·tri·ca·ble·ness, nounin·ex·tri·ca·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for inextricable

inextricable
/ (ˌɪnɛksˈtrɪkəbəl) /

adjective

not able to be escaped froman inextricable dilemma
not able to be disentangled, etcan inextricable knot
extremely involved or intricate

Derived forms of inextricable

inextricability or inextricableness, nouninextricably, adverb
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