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inextinguishable

[in-ik-sting-gwi-shuh-buh l] /ˌɪn ɪkˈstɪŋ gwɪ ʃə bəl/
adjective
1.
not extinguishable:
an inextinguishable fire.
Origin of inextinguishable
1500-1510
1500-10; in-3 + extinguishable
Related forms
inextinguishably, adverb
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  • The cause, doubtless, is as inextinguishable as the Auchness potatoes.

  • Everything about her is crude and flaming and inextinguishable like life itself.

  • More bitter still, we are told, she came to know that in her great sorrow and inextinguishable love she was all alone.

  • Luke was calmer, but his fury was deadly and inextinguishable.

    Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth
  • But he had driven on through it and in it, and had found it, as I recall his account, to be made of inextinguishable dreams.

    Friendship Village Zona Gale
  • Yet the lamp of their loyalty burned with inextinguishable brightness.

    The Secret Service. Albert D. Richardson
  • Thou showest us in ourselves depths which make us giddy, inextinguishable needs, treasures of suffering.

    Amiel's Journal Henri-Frdric Amiel
  • Old John Grant plied the assailants with his inextinguishable fire.

British Dictionary definitions for inextinguishable

inextinguishable

/ˌɪnɪkˈstɪŋɡwɪʃəbəl/
adjective
1.
not able to be extinguished, quenched, or put to an end
Derived Forms
inextinguishableness, noun
inextinguishably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inextinguishable
adj.

c.1500, from in- (2) "not" + extinguishable (see extinguish). Related: Inextinguishably; inextinguishability.

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