Definition of inextricable in English:


Line breaks: in|ex¦tric|able
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈɛkstrɪkəb(ə)l
, ˌɪnɪkˈstrɪk-, ˌɪnɛk-/


  • 1Impossible to disentangle or separate: the past and the present are inextricable
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    • 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: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
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  • 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.


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  • In the minds of far too many people, the religion of Islam and the concept of global terrorism have become inextricably linked.
  • Inscribed plaques are inextricably tied to Chinese calligraphy, culture and carving.
  • To people across the world today, these two words seem inextricably linked.


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

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