from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. So intricate or entangled as to make escape impossible: an inextricable maze; an inextricable web of deceit.
  • adj. Difficult or impossible to disentangle or untie: an inextricable tangle of threads.
  • adj. Too involved or complicated to solve: an inextricable problem.
  • adj. Unavoidable; inescapable: bound together by an inextricable fate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. impossible to untie or disentangle
  • adj. impossible to solve
  • adj. impossible to escape from

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Incapable of being extricated, untied, or disentangled; hopelessly intricate, confused, or obscure
  • adj. Inevitable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not extricable; that cannot be freed from intricacy or perplexity; not permitting extrication.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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