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ineradicable

[in-i-rad-i-kuh-buh l] /ˌɪn ɪˈræd ɪ kə bəl/
adjective
1.
not eradicable; not capable of being eradicated, rooted out, or completely removed.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; in-3 + eradicable
Related forms
ineradicableness, noun
ineradicably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for ineradicable

ineradicable

/ˌɪnɪˈrædɪkəbəl/
adjective
1.
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
adj.

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

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