[in-ek-stri-kuh-buh l, in-ik-strik-uh-] /ɪnˈɛk strɪ kə bəl, ˌɪn ɪkˈstrɪk ə-/
from which one cannot extricate oneself:
an inextricable maze.
incapable of being disentangled, undone, loosed, or solved:
an inextricable knot.
hopelessly intricate, involved, or perplexing:
not able to be escaped from: an inextricable dilemma
not able to be disentangled, etc: an inextricable knot
extremely involved or intricate
early 15c., from Latin inextricabilis “that cannot be disentangled,” from in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + extricare (see extricate). Related: Inextricably.
1. Mathematics. . [inf] /ɪnf/ noun 1. European-based U.S. nuclear weapons that were capable of striking the Soviet Union and Soviet ones that could hit Western Europe (usually used attributively): INF missiles; the 1987 INF Treaty. 1. . 2. . abbreviation 1. infinitive 2. informal 3. infra abbreviation 1. intermediate-range nuclear forces: land-based missiles and […]
- In f.
1. in the end; finally.
/ɪnˈfælɪbəˌlɪzəm/ noun 1. (RC Church) the principle of papal infallibility
[in-fal-uh-bil-i-tee] /ɪnˌfæl əˈbɪl ɪ ti/ noun 1. Sometimes, infallibleness. the quality of being , or of being absolutely trustworthy: He believed in the infallibility of his leadership. 2. Roman Catholic Church. immunity from fallacy or liability to error in expounding matters of faith or morals by virtue of the promise made by Christ to the […]