inextricable


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in·ex·tri·ca·ble

 (ĭn-ĕk′strĭ-kə-bəl, ĭn′ĭk-strĭk′ə-bəl)
adj.
1.
a. So intricate or entangled as to make escape impossible: an inextricable maze; an inextricable web of deceit.
b. Difficult or impossible to disentangle or untie: an inextricable tangle of threads.
c. Too involved or complicated to solve: an inextricable problem.
2. Unavoidable; inescapable: bound together by an inextricable fate.

in·ex′tri·ca·bil′i·ty, in·ex′tri·ca·ble·ness n.
in·ex′tri·ca·bly adv.

inextricable

(ˌɪnɛksˈtrɪkəbəl)
adj
1. not able to be escaped from: an inextricable dilemma.
2. not able to be disentangled, etc: an inextricable knot.
3. extremely involved or intricate
ˌinextricaˈbility, ˌinexˈtricableness n
ˌinexˈtricably adv

in•ex•tri•ca•ble

(ɪnˈɛk strɪ kə bəl, ˌɪn ɪkˈstrɪk ə-)

adj.
1. from which one cannot extricate oneself: an inextricable maze.
2. incapable of being disentangled, undone, or loosed: an inextricable knot.
3. hopelessly intricate, involved: an inextricable plot.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]
in•ex`tri•ca•bil′i•ty, n.
in•ex′tri•ca•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inextricable - not permitting extrication; incapable of being disentangled or untied; "an inextricable knot"; "inextricable unity"
extricable - capable of being extricated
Translations

inextricable

[ˌɪnɪksˈtrɪkəbl] ADJinextricable, inseparable

inextricable

[ˌɪnɪkˈstrɪkəbəl] adj [link] → inextricable

inextricable

adj tangleunentwirrbar; confusionunüberschaubar; link, relationshipuntrennbar

inextricable

[ˌɪnɪksˈtrɪkəbl] adjinestricabile
References in classic literature ?
Gringoire had become involved, in his pursuit of the gypsy, in that inextricable labyrinth of alleys, squares, and closed courts which surround the ancient sepulchre of the Saints-Innocents, and which resembles a ball of thread tangled by a cat.
release me from this dreadful, inextricable position
This precious matter, often confused with other polypi, formed then the inextricable plots called "macciota," and on which I noticed several beautiful specimens of pink coral.
All around me seemed to be in a state of inextricable confusion, out of which order finally appeared in the shape of a piece of cambric, of a quality that brought the workmen far and near to visit it.
This feeble and most sensitive of spirits could do neither, yet continually did one thing or another, which intertwined, in the same inextricable knot, the agony of heaven-defying guilt and vain repentance.
From that elevation could be distinguished an inextricable network of smaller streams which the river received into its bosom; others came from the west, from between numerous hills, in the midst of fertile plains.
So sudden and unexpected the assault had been that the whites reached the gates before the frightened natives could bar them, and in another minute the village street was filled with armed men fighting hand to hand in an inextricable tangle.
These different trees had interwoven their branches into an inextricable maze, through which the eye could not penetrate.
Straightway it will come to pass that she will fix her eyes upon the knight and he his upon her, and each will seem to the other something more divine than human, and, without knowing how or why they will be taken and entangled in the inextricable toils of love, and sorely distressed in their hearts not to see any way of making their pains and sufferings known by speech.
The numerous deep gorges presented the appearance of lakes, on account of the dense vapors with which they were filled, and the pinnacles and crags to the South East, piled in inextricable confusion, resembling nothing so much as the giant cities of eastern fable.
The result is, they mix up towns, rivers, palaces in one inextricable whirl.
In the walled confines of the arena we fought in an inextricable mass--howling, cursing, blood-streaked demons; and ever the sword of the young red man flashed beside me.