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  • Inextinguishable — In ex*tin guish*a*ble, a. Not capable of being extinguished; extinguishable; unquenchable; as, inextinguishable flame, light, thirst, desire, feuds. Inextinguishable rage. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inextinguishable — index certain (positive), constant, indefeasible, indelible, indestructible, indomitable, inexpugnable …   Law dictionary

  • inextinguishable — c.1500, from IN (Cf. in ) (2) not + extinguishable (see EXTINGUISH (Cf. extinguish)). Related: Inextinguishably; inextinguishability …   Etymology dictionary

  • inextinguishable — [in΄ek stiŋ′gwish ə bəl, in΄ikstiŋ′gwish ə bəl] adj. not extinguishable; that cannot be quenched, put out, or stopped inextinguishably adv …   English World dictionary

  • inextinguishable — adjective Date: 15th century not extinguishable ; unquenchable < an inextinguishable flame > < an inextinguishable longing > • inextinguishably adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inextinguishable — in•ex•tin•guish•a•ble [[t]ˌɪn ɪkˈstɪŋ gwɪ ʃə bəl[/t]] adj. not extinguishable; incapable of being quenched or suppressed: an inextinguishable fire; inextinguishable hope[/ex] • Etymology: 1500–10 in ex•tin′guish•a•bly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • inextinguishable — /ɪnəkˈstɪŋgwɪʃəbəl/ (say inuhk stinggwishuhbuhl), /ɪnɛk / (say inek ) adjective not extinguishable; not to be extinguished, quenched, suppressed, or brought to an end: inextinguishable fire; inextinguishable rage. –inextinguishably, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • inextinguishable — inextinguishably, adv. /in ik sting gwi sheuh beuhl/, adj. not extinguishable: an inextinguishable fire. [1500 10; IN 3 + EXTINGUISHABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • inextinguishable — adjective literary inextinguishable hope/love/spirit etc hope etc that is so strong that it cannot be destroyed inextinguishably adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • inextinguishable — adjective his inextinguishable passion for literature Syn: irrepressible, unquenchable, indestructible, undying, immortal, imperishable, unfailing, unceasing, ceaseless, enduring, everlasting, eternal, persistent …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • inextinguishable — adjective Incapable of being extinguished …   Wiktionary

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