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inexplicable

[in-ek-spli-kuh-buh l, in-ik-splik-uh-buh l] /ɪnˈɛk splɪ kə bəl, ˌɪn ɪkˈsplɪk ə bəl/
adjective
1.
not explicable; incapable of being accounted for or explained.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin inexplicābilis. See in-3, explicable
Related forms
inexplicability, inexplicableness, noun
inexplicably, adverb
Synonyms
unaccountable, mysterious, mystifying.
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British Dictionary definitions for in explicable

inexplicable

/ˌɪnɪkˈsplɪkəbəl; ɪnˈɛksplɪkəbəl/
adjective
1.
not capable of explanation; unexplainable
Derived Forms
inexplicability, inexplicableness, inexplainability, inexplainableness, noun
inexplicably, inexplainably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for in explicable
inexplicable
1490, from M.Fr. inexplicable, from L. inexplicabilis "that cannot be unfolded or disentangled, very intricate," from in- "not" + explicabilis "that may be explained" (see explicit).
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