inextinguible

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French inextinguible and its source, Latin inextinguibilis.

AdjectiveEdit

inextinguible (comparative more inextinguible, superlative most inextinguible)

  1. (obsolete) Inextinguishable. [15th-17th c.]
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970, partition II, section 2, member 4:
      Cornelius Drible [hath made] a perpetual motion, inextinguible lights, linum non ardens, with many such feats []

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin inextinguibilis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /i.nɛk.stɛ̃.ɡibl/
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AdjectiveEdit

inextinguible (plural inextinguibles)

  1. inextinguishable
  2. (figuratively) unquenchable; uncontrollable, unstoppable
    une soif inextinguible(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    un rire inextinguible(please add an English translation of this usage example)

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AdjectiveEdit

inextinguible m or f (plural inextinguibles)

  1. inextinguishable

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SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

inextinguible (plural inextinguibles)

  1. inextinguishable
    Synonym: inapagable
    Antonyms: apagable, extinguible

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