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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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Examples from the Web for ineradicably
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  • A place of reward and a place of punishment are ineradicably associated with mythology.

  • One of the most frequent accusations against us among foreigners, is that we are wholly and ineradicably sordid.

    Teaching the Child Patriotism Kate Upson Clarke
  • He looked at his arms, empty; touched his lips, where once her kiss had been, so infinitely and ineradicably sweet.

    The Covered Wagon Emerson Hough
  • We found that the sense of up and down is ineradicably fixed by the balancing apparatus of the body.

    Disowned Victor Endersby
  • That divine thing lies hid, ineradicably, beneath their evil doing and evil thought.

  • Ever since, the nettle grows profusely and ineradicably round the Tower of Seneca, as a warning to moral philosophers.

    Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2 Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • It is that which is closest to human nature; it is ineradicably empirical, not theological nor metaphysical nor mathematical.

  • Religion is ineradicably woven into the every-day life of this race: a Spaniard is half mystic by inheritance.

    Heroic Spain Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • Some survive but in fragments of fantastic folk-lore, still lingering on ineradicably as the parasites of more modern creeds.

    The Cradle of Mankind W.A. Wigram
  • Pet kissed Mrs. Crull, and placed her little hand confidingly in the large, ineradicably red hand of her protectress.

    Round the Block John Bell Bouton
British Dictionary definitions for ineradicably


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 ineradicably



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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