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inextricable Line breaks: in|ex¦tric|able
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈɛkstrɪkəb(ə)l/

Definition of inextricable in English:


1Impossible to disentangle or separate: the past and the present are inextricable
More example sentences
  • Interpretation and attribution are also inextricable in relation to the theme of the painting.
  • What's missing are the historical contexts of our mixing of cultures and technologies, and how inextricable they have always been from relations of power.
  • This is the story of the inextricable link between violence, skewed gender relations and the spread of HIV / AIDS.
inseparable, impossible to separate, indivisible, entangled, tangled, ravelled, mixed up, confused
1.1Impossible to escape from: an inextricable situation
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  • The total and violent destruction of this woman is seen as the only way out of an inextricable situation.
  • The man has often shown an ability to get himself out of apparently inextricable situations and get his point across.
  • It is the moral maze which is the most inextricable and confusing.
inescapable, impossible to escape from, unavoidable, unpreventable


Pronunciation: /ɪnɛkstrɪkəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • And, finally, New York-based artist, architect and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar will speak about the inextricability of politics and art in his work.
  • He stressed the inextricability of democracy and peace.
  • Marx's innovation, after all, was to have insisted upon the inextricability of politics and economy.


Mid 16th century: from Latin inextricabilis, from in- 'not' + extricare 'unravel' (see extricate).

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