in extricable

inextricable

[in-ek-stri-kuh-buhl, in-ik-strik-uh-]
adjective
1.
from which one cannot extricate oneself: an inextricable maze.
2.
incapable of being disentangled, undone, loosed, or solved: an inextricable knot.
3.
hopelessly intricate, involved, or perplexing: inextricable confusion.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin inextrīcābilis. See in-3, extricable

inextricability, inextricableness, noun
inextricably, adverb
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inextricable (ˌɪnɛksˈtrɪkəbəl)
 
adj
1.  not able to be escaped from: an inextricable dilemma
2.  not able to be disentangled, etc: an inextricable knot
3.  extremely involved or intricate
 
inextrica'bility
 
n
 
inex'tricableness
 
n
 
inex'tricably
 
adv

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inextricable
1555, from L. inextricabilis "that cannot be disentangled," from in- "not" + extricare (see extricate).
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