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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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  • Each plant is labelled with a pottery marker, swallow-shaped, bearing in ineradicable colors the flower name and its significance.

    Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle
  • Including the complex and ineradicable concept of his own identity.

    The Short Life Francis Donovan
  • As in most North countrymen, there was in the schoolmaster an ineradicable touch of superstition.

    Jan of the Windmill Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • As is still true in this infection, the virus proved to be ineradicable.

    Man Made Albert R. Teichner
  • The adoration of measures seems to be an ineradicable human trait.

    Criminal Psychology Hans Gross
  • Let us now consider the universal and ineradicable wants of man.

  • They seem to be an ineradicable consequence of his early education.

    Molly and Kitty Olga Eschenbach
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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