irradicable

[ ih-rad-i-kuh-buh l ]
/ ɪˈræd ɪ kə bəl /

adjective

Origin of irradicable

1720–30; ir-2 + Latin rādīc(ārī) to grow roots, take root (taken incorrectly as “to root up”) + -able. See eradicable
Related formsir·rad·i·ca·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for irradicable

  • They come with the spring of life, root deep into the heart, and cling with irradicable tenacity through life.

    The Memories of Fifty Years|William H. Sparks

Word Origin and History for irradicable

irradicable


adj.

1728, from ir- "not" + radicable.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper