inextricable
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin inextricabilis, from in- + extricabilis extricable Date: 15th century 1. forming a maze or tangle from which it is impossible to get free 2. a. incapable of being disentangled or untied <
an inextricable knot
>
b. not capable of being solved • inextricability nouninextricably adverb

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  • inextricable — [ inɛkstrikabl ] adj. • 1361; lat. inextricabilis, de extricare « démêler » 1 ♦ Qu on ne peut démêler. ⇒ indébrouillable. Enchevêtrement, fouillis inextricable. (Abstrait) Les complications inextricables de la procédure. ⇒ maquis. Une affaire… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Inextricable — In*ex tri*ca*ble, a. [L. inextricabilis: cf. F. inextricable. See {In } not, and {Extricate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Incapable of being extricated, untied, or disentangled; hopelessly intricate, confused, or obscure; as, an inextricable knot or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inextricable — adjetivo 1. Que es difícil de comprender en su totalidad: concepto inextricable. Su comportamiento es para mi un misterio inextricable. 2. Que es tan enredado o espeso que no se permite la entrada: una selva inextricable, un bosque inextricable.… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • inextricable — ‘Muy enmarañado, que no se puede desenredar’: «Hágase cargo de la inextricable maraña de textos diversos que componen un diario» (Canarias 7 [Esp.] 11.12.00). No es correcta la forma ⊕ inextrincable …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • inextricable — I adjective adhering, attached, bound, cohesive, combined, complex, complicated, compounded, confused, conjunct connected, convoluted, embrangled, entangled, fast, fixed, immovable, impacted, indissoluble, indivisible, inexplicabilis,… …   Law dictionary

  • inextricable — (adj.) early 15c., from L. inextricabilis that cannot be disentangled, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + extricare (see EXTRICATE (Cf. extricate)). Related: Inextricably …   Etymology dictionary

  • inextricable — (Del lat. inextricabĭlis). adj. Que no se puede desenredar; muy intrincado y confuso …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • inextricable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) impossible to disentangle or separate. 2) impossible to escape from. DERIVATIVES inextricability noun inextricably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • inextricable — [in eks′tri kə bəl; ] often [ in΄ek strik′ə bəl, in΄ikstrik′ə bəl] adj. [L inextricabilis < in , IN 2 + extricabilis] 1. that one cannot extricate oneself from 2. that cannot be disentangled or untied 3. so complicated or involved as to be… …   English World dictionary

  • inextricable — (Derivado del lat. extricare, desenmarañar.) ► adjetivo Que es difícil de desenredar o aclarar: ■ presentó una teoría inextricable. SINÓNIMO intrincado confuso ANTÓNIMO claro * * * inextricable (del lat. «inextricabĭlis») adj. Tan enredado o… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • inextricable — [[t]ɪ̱nɪkstrɪ̱kəb(ə)l, ɪne̱kstrɪk [/t]] ADJ GRADED If there is an inextricable link between things, they cannot be considered separately. [FORMAL] There s an inextricable link between markets and cost... Thoreau viewed man as an inextricable part …   English dictionary

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