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[in-i-rad-i-kuh-buh l] /ˌɪn ɪˈræd ɪ kə bəl/
not eradicable; not capable of being eradicated, rooted out, or completely removed.
Origin of ineradicable
1810-20; in-3 + eradicable
Related forms
ineradicableness, noun
ineradicably, adverb Unabridged
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  • Software is intrinsically complex, lobbyists might aver, and bugs are an ineradicable part of the bargain.
  • They are an ineradicable, and indeed desirable, component of the cost of research.
  • The law of the former is stamped upon him by an incorruptible consciousness, that of the latter by an ineradicable feeling.
  • Such volunteers could easily turn into ineradicable weeds.
  • The bare thought of enduring it is horrible, apart from its ineradicable effects.
  • Now, it is a truism that unemployment is to some degree an ineradicable feature of our social order.
  • The problem of unequal impact on the political system--if it is a problem at all--is simply an ineradicable one.
  • Divorce is a permanent, ineradicable fact of modern life.
  • You're advised that the ineradicable stigma of a punitive discharge is commonly recognized by our society.
  • It is, in short, an unmistakable and ineradicable part of the legal fabric of our society.
British Dictionary definitions for ineradicable


not able to be removed or rooted out; inextirpable: an ineradicable disease
Derived Forms
ineradicableness, noun
ineradicably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for ineradicable

1794, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + eradicable (see eradicate). Related: Ineradicably.

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