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[ih-rad-i-kuh-buh l]
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  1. ineradicable.
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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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Related Words for irradicable

accepted, accustomed, chronic, deep-rooted, deep-seated, dyed-in-the-wool, entrenched, fixed, habituated, hard-shell, hardened, ineradicable, ingrained, inveterate, proved, seasoned, set, settled, staid, valid

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Historical Examples of 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


1728, from ir- "not" + radicable.

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