inextricable inextricable  /ɪ ˈnɛk strɪ kə bəl/


  • (adj) not permitting extrication; incapable of being disentangled or untied


  1. The 3,000th death is as the first dying being the pitiable but inextricable consequence of war.
  2. The Ming voyages are now an inextricable part of Chinese nationalist lore and its populist claim to the Indian Ocean.
  3. Silverman's other innovation was to package programming and advertising together, so the entertainment would be inextricable from the marketing.



  1. He came away from that meeting understanding that "there is this inextricable tie between culture, religion, ethnicity that most people don't fully understand-that is unique and so strong with Jews worldwide," Biden said in an interview with...
    on Aug 23, 2008 By: Joe Biden Source: The Jewish Journal of greater L.A

  2. "The Rockefeller Foundation is proud to build on our history of enabling creative expression in our hometown," said Judith Rodin, the Foundation's President. "For nearly a century, we've acted on the recognition that there is an inextricable...
    on Jan 7, 2009 By: Judith Rodin Source: AScribe (press release)

  3. "It is also becoming increasingly clear, in North and South alike, that there is an inextricable, mutually dependent relationship between environmental sustainability and economic development," Mr. Ban said.
    on Feb 5, 2007 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: UN News Centre

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /